A loan of $400 helped a member to buy soaps.


Badegna Group's story

The four members of the group Badegna are essentially married women who are on average 40 years old and have on average 5 children.

Most of them live in polygamous families in Médine, one of the popular neighborhoods of the town of Sikasso in the third administrative region of Mali.

They are on their 13th loan with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso due to the concern of satisfying the needs of their clientele.

Madam Moussokoro sells soaps in this group of women. She is in the first position on the left.

She plans to buy 12 cartons of soaps which she will resell retail on the spot and at the market of Médine.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 17,500 FCFA of which part is used to pay the loan and its interest and the other for her savings.

In this group: Djenebou , Anchita , Aminata , Moussokoro

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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