A loan of $800 helped a member to purchase children's clothing.

Badenya Group's story

Married for the most part in monogamous families, the four women of the group Badenya average 36 years of age and three children each. The women all live in the Darsalam district of Ségou (4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They know one another through their revenue-generating businesses at the Médine Ségou market. They buy and sell children's clothing, fish, and grains.

With the goal of increasing their business capital, they group members decided to collaborate with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their third solidarity loan cycle.

Ms. Mariam (seated in the photo) has a great reputation in the selling of children's clothing. She intends to use her loan to purchase 40 children's outfits at the big market of Ségou. Sales are made, cash or credit, at home and at the Médine market to a customer base composed mostly of women.

With this loan, Ms. Mariam plans on making an average monthly profit of 37,000 francs CFA that will be used for reinvesting in her business and caring for the children at home.

In this group: Alimata , Mariam , Aminata , Awa
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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