A loan of $2,425 helped a member to purchase clothing for resale.

Badenya Group's story

The members of the Badenya Group are married women with an average age of 47 years and an average of four children. They all live in traditional extended families in the town of Massigui, district of Sirifila, village of Massigui, prefecture of Dioïla, region of Koulikoro (the second administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

They know one another through ties of kinship, vicinity and friendship. They sell grain, clothing, vegetable sauces, and prepared foods. The women of the Badenya Group are on their twenty-first group loan, which will be used to buy grain, clothing, vegetables for sauce, and rice for food preparation.

Nene, shown in the photo seated on the right, plans to purchase with her loan several dozen sets of children's clothing and ten full wax pagnes (traditional West African dyed cloth) in Bamako. These items will be sold to her customers at the market and from her home. She hopes to earn an average income of 80,000 Francs CFA per week that she will use to open her own shop.

In this group: Massitanba *, Nematou , Nene, Mariam, Rokia , Minata
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe

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