A loan of $2,350 helped a member to buy condiments.

Badegna Group's story

The BADEGNA group consists of six women who are all married. On average, they are 39 years old and have five children each. They live in extended traditional families with their husbands, co-wives, brothers and sons, and they reside in the Massablacoura neighborhood of the city of Bougouni.

They know one another through ties of community, friendship and commerce. In order to bolster their financial capacity and to do better at business, they have joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso. This is their tenth loan with the institution; their nine previous loans were properly repaid.

This women's group essentially sells condiments.

Djeneba, the president of the group, is the only one sitting in the photo. She buys and sells condiments, and she is planning to use her loan to buy 10 boxes of tomato puree and two baskets of pepper and eggplants from wholesalers in Bougouni. She sells at the market and from home, for cash and on credit, to a retail customer base which essentially consists of women.

She is expecting average monthly profits to reach 75,000 CFA francs, which will be invested in her business and also used to repay her loan.

In this group: Djeneba, Fanta, Kadiatou, Djeneba, Mama, Diakassa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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