A loan of $625 helped a member to buy shoes.


Badengnajourou Group's story

The four members of the BADENGNAJOUROU group are married women who average 31 years old with 5 children each. They live in polygamous families in the Babemba neighborhood of the city of Sikasso, in the 3rd administrative region of Mali.

This is their eleventh loan with Soro Yiriwaso, in the hopes of satisfying their customers.

Rokia is the group member who sells shoes. She is on the far right in the photo.

With the loan, she plans on purchasing 50 pairs of plastic shoes per month that she will sell to female retail customers locally and at the market for cash.

She plans earning an average monthly income of 22,500 CFA Francs, part of which will be used to pay back her loan with interest, and the rest of which will go into her savings.

In this group: Mai , Oumou, Aminata, Rokia
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Meredith Rogers



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