A loan of $1,850 helped a member to buy rice.

Bendiya Group's story

The members of the Bendiya group have an average age of 37 years and an average of three children each. They all live in traditional families in the village of Sido, in the prefecture of Bougouni.

These women met one another through neighborly, friendly, and business relationships. In order to strengthen their financial capacity so that they can better conduct their business, they joined the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso. They are on their fourth loan with Soro Yiriwaso. This group of women buys and sells grains, condiments, and other various items.

Diakassan, who is the woman seated at the very front in the photo, sells grains.

She plans to use her loan to buy 9 bags of locally produced rice from smallholder producers in Sido and the surrounding areas. She sells her goods at the market and from home, on a small scale, for cash or for credit, to a clientele made up of both men and women.

She plans to earn an average monthly profit of 55,000 FCFA, which she will use to invest in her business, cover her medical expenses, and pay back her loan.

In this group: Haby, Sitan, Sitan, Kadia, Diakassan, Naminata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry

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