A loan of $850 helped a member to buy drinks.

Benkadi Group's story

All married and living in traditional extended households, the four women of the "Benkadi" group are on average 30 years old with five children. They all live in the town of Yasso/San in the Ségou region (the fourth administrative region of Mali) and know each other through neighbourhood, marriage, and family links. They run businesses selling meals, drinks and various items.
With the goal of expanding their business, the group members joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their third solidarity (group) loan.
Ms. Louise (standing first from the left and dressed in blue) is very well known in her business selling drinks to everyone in town. She intends to use her loan to buy thirty cases of drinks in order to better satisfy her clientele, which never stops growing.
She gets her supplies from the wholesalers in Koutiala and in Burkina Faso. She makes her sales in cash, at retail, and on credit to a clientele composed of men and women. Her sales take place at home, at the weekly market days (on Fridays), and at the larger market days in the area.
With this loan, Ms. Louise hopes to realize an average monthly profit of 21,000 FCFA, which will be used to reinvest in her business and take care of the household expenses.

In this group: Sawe , Christiane , Louise , Rachelle

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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