A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy condiments for resale.

Badegna Group's story

The group called BADEGNA is made up of five women, all married, with an average age of 20 and on average, one child. They live in traditional extended families with their husbands, co-spouses, brothers and sons in the district of MASSABLACOURA of the town of Bougouni.

These women got to know each other through bonds of neighborhood, friendship and business. In order to strengthen their financial capacity, they joined the microfnance institution Soro Yiriwaso, with which they are on their second loan. The preceding loan was correctly reimbursed.

This group of women sells condiments, as is the case for Lalla, who is the first woman sitting in the photo, right to left. She intends to use her loan to buy 200 kilos of néré seeds and 50 kilos of salt from wholesalers in Bougouni. She makes her sales at the market and out of her home, retail, for cahs and credit, to a clientele composed essentially of women.

Lalla expects to make an average monthly profit of 20,000 f CFA which will be invested in her business and used to reimburse the loan.

In this group: Mariam, Moh, Sira, Djeneba, Lalla

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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