A loan of $1,225 helped a member to buy fish.


Benkadi Group's story

The Benkadi group is composed of four married women averaging 32 years of age, with three children. They live [mostly] in nuclear families in Dialanikoro, a neighborhood of the town of Bougouni.

They know each other as neighbors and friends as well as through their work. In order to reinforce their capital and better manage their business, they have joined the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution and are now on their fifth loan, with the four prior loans duly repaid. The group members sell used clothing, firewood, fish, outfits etc. Dikel, the first one on the right, buys and resells fish. She plans to use her loan to buy 500 kg [about 1100 lbs] of fish from wholesalers. She sells at the marketplace, at the markets of nearby villages and out of her home, retail, for cash and on credit, to a customer base composed of both women and men.She plans to earn an average monthly revenue of 50,000 West African franks, which will be used to reinvest in her business and pay off the loan.

In this group: Dikel , Sali , Dado , Sira

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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