A loan of $825 helped a member to buy fruits and tubers for resale.

Benkadi Group's story

The Benkadi group is made up of 4 married women who have an average age of 30 and, on average, 3 children. They live in traditional, extended families in the district of Torakabougou, in Bougouni town. They got to know each other thanks to neighbourly and business relationships and friendships. They decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution in order to strengthen their financial capacity and better do business, and are on their 3rd loan. The 2 previous loans have been correctly repaid. This group of women is in the business of making various clothing items, cereals and food products. Nagnouma is the 1st woman in the photo from right to left. She intends to buy various food products (fruits and tubers) with the loan from wholesalers Bougouni. She performs her sales and market at home, retail cash and credit to a clientele composed primarily of women.

She expects to make an average monthly profit of 25 000 francs which will be reinvested in her business and used to repay the loan.

In this group: Mamou , N’Tenin , Rokia, Nagnouma

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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