A loan of $325 helped a member to buy shea butter.

Benkadi Group's story

Benkadi is a group made up of women with an average age of 32 and, on average, 3 children and who all live in extended, traditional family settings in the village of Solomanibougou, Marka Coungo commune, Dioïla prefecture, Koulikoro region (second administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They got to know each other via family and neighbourly relationships, and friendships. They sell shea butter, condiments, milk and cakes. The women of the Benkadi group are on their 6th group loan.

Chitan, standing on the far right in the picture, plans to buy 10 kilos of shea butter from the resellers during the market days in Marka Coungo. She resells it in small pieces in her village to a clientèle made up of women and men. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 10 000 francs, part of which will be used to take care of her family's needs and part of which will be reinvested in her shea butter-selling business.

In this group: Sira, Fanta, Sadjo, Rokia, Chitan, Faty

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