A loan of $2,075 helped a member to buy peanuts.


Benkadi Group's story

The members of the Benkadi group are all married women averaging 35 years of age, with four children. They lvie mainly in traditional families in the Massablacoura district of the town of Bougouni.

They know each other as neighbors and friends as well as through their work. In order to bolster the financing capacity and improve their business, they have joined the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution and are now on their 6th group. The group members sell cereals and condiments.
Rokia, the one holding documents in her hand, sells cereals (millet, corn, peanuts, sorghum, etc). She plans to use her loan to buy 500 kg [1102 lbs] of shelled peanuts at the market in Bougoini. She sells at the market and out of her home, retail, for cash and on credit, to a customer base composed of both men and women.
She plans to achieve an average monthly income of 50,000 West African francs, which will be used to invest in her business, cover healthcare expenses and repaid her loan.

In this group: Rokia , Kadiatou , Ami , Safi , Awa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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