A loan of $1,025 helped a member buy used clothes.

Bendiya Group's story

The BENDIYA group is composed exclusively of married women, who average 39 years of age with three children. All live in traditional extended families in the village of Madoudiarrabougou, in the Koulikoro Region (second administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

They met through kinship, neighborhood ties and friendship. They sell peanuts, condiments, cassava, clothing, fish, cereals, etc.. The BENDIYA group of women are on their second group loan, which will be used to buy their goods.

Member Doussou, the person sitting in the middle, intends to buy a bale of used clothing from providers in Bamako, and then resell them to customers in the village and the surrounding area.

She plans to make an average monthly profit of 32,000 CFA francs which will be used for the needs of the family, and some of which will be reinvested in the tuber retail business.

In this group: Doussou , Fatoumata, Kadia , Kadia , Kati , Mama , Mariam, Mariam , M'pene, Payi

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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