A loan of $825 helped a member to buy various articles for her shop.

Bitechi Group's story

The Bitechi group is made up of married women with an average age of 33 and, on average, 3 children and who all live in extended, traditional family settings in the village of Solomanibougou, Koulikoro region (second administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They got to know each other thanks to family and neighbourly relationships, and friendships. They sell various shop items, condiments and charcoal. The women of the Bitechi group are on their 6th group loan, which will be used to buy various shop items, condiments and charcoal.

Fatoumata Bah, sitting first on the left in the picture, plans to buy 25 kilos of sugar, 7 packets of tea and 5 sachets of powdered milk from the suppliers in Marka Coungo. She resells her merchandise in her village to a retail clientèle made up of women and men. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 20 000 francs, part of which will be used to take care of her family's needs and part of which will be reinvested in her retail business.

In this group: Bassika , Djenebba , Fatoumata Bah , Sata , Magnini, Kadiatou , Mamou, Deni

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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