A loan of $600 helped a member to buy condiments.

Benkadi Group's story

The six members of the group Benkadi are essentially married women who are on average 29 years old, and have on average 4 children.

Most of them live in polygamous families in Dougoukolobougou, a village located approximately 20km from Niena and 95km from the town of Sikasso.

They are on their second loan with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso due to the concern of satisfying the needs of their clientele.

Madam Mamou sells condiments in this group of women. She is standing on the far right.

With her loan she plans to buy a variety of condiments (tomato concentrate, salt, pepper, maggi cubes and shea butter) which she resells retail on the spot and at the market of Dougoukolobougou.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 17,000 FCFA of which part is used to pay the loan and its interest and the other for her savings.

In this group: Mata, Diata, Adiaratou, Karidia, Diata, Mamou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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