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Total loan: $825
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Benkadi Group

Mali
Bougouni, Mali / Food Market

A loan of $825 helped a member to purchase wheat flour to resell.


Benkadi Group's story

The group Benkadi is composed of four women who are all married. They average 29 years of age and one child each, and half of them live in nuclear families in Dialanikoro, a district in Bougouni City. They know one another through ties of community, friendship, and commerce. To bolster their financial capacities, so as to do better business, they joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their second loan. The previous loan was correctly repaid. This group of women does commerce in condiments, shoes, wheat flour, clothing, etc.

HABY, who is the first person from the right in the photo, buys and sells wheat flour from wholesalers. Accepting cash or credit, she makes her sales retail at the market, at the surrounding village fairs, and at home. Her customer base is composed of men and women.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 25,000 francs CFA that will be used for investing in her business and repaying the loan.

In this group: Kadia , Djenebou , Salimata , Haby
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: June 4, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Soro Yiriwaso, a partner of Save the Children

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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: June 4, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Soro Yiriwaso, a partner of Save the Children