A loan of $825 helped a member to purchase fruits.

Benkadi Group's story

The women of the Benkadi group are on average 35 years old with 3 children each, and all live in traditional extended families in the Dallan neighborhood of the town of San in the fourth administrative region of Mali. The women came to know each other through relatives and are in the business of purchasing and selling food products. After having fully repaid their previous loans, the women of Benkadi are on their third group loan.

Assan, the second woman from the left in the photo, plans to use her loan to purchase ten baskets of bananas, oranges, and mangoes. She stocks up in San and in the neighboring villages. She makes her sales at a market in San to a customer base made up of both men and women, and hopes to earn an average monthly profit of 27,000 francs CFA. This will be used for expenses such as health, food, clothing, and education, and the remainder will be reinvested in the business.

In this group: Assan , Konta , Fatoumata, Tenin

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips

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