A loan of $475 helped a member to buy onions, salt, and tomato paste.


Benkadi Group's story

The Benkadi group is made up of married women on average aged 32 years, with five children, and all living in traditional extended families in the city of Wakoro, the administrative center of the commune, Dioïla prefecture, Koulikoro region (second administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They met through ties of family, neighbors, and friendship. They do business selling condiments, vegetables, tubers, and prepared food. The women of the Benkadi group are on their third group loan and their two previous loans have been repaid in full. The customer Sata, the second person on the left in the row of standing group members, counts on buying 5 kg of onions, 2kg of salt, and a box of tomato paste each week, which she will sell to customers in the village. She envisages making an average monthly profit of 12,500XOF which she will use for her family's needs, reinvesting a part into her condiment selling business.

In this group: Sanata , Sata , Niefila , Sitan Yaya , My , Sitan Abdoulaye , Sitan , Gnadjougou , Teninko
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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