A loan of $775 helped a member to buy various products (fruits, vegetables, cereals and charcoal) for resale.

Yankadi (Bon Endroit) Group's story

The members of the Yankadi group are married and monogamous women who have, on average, two children. They live in the Hamdallaye neighborhood in Sikasso and became acquainted through bonds of vicinity and friendship. Their typical business consists in selling various products, in particular fruits, vegetables, cereals and charcoal.

Anxious to bolster their businesses, they decided to join the micro-credit program of Soro Yiriwaso for a first loan.

With this loan, they intend to buy 10 sacks of fruits and vegetables, 20 sacks of cereals, and 20 sacks of charcoal. They usually do their shopping during weekly fairs in the surrounding villages, and in the Sikasso market.

The products are then resold, retail, wholesale or for cash, in the Sikasso market. They hope to make of monthly profit of 20.000 XOF each.

In this group: Djelika, Kadia, Afou, Mariam, Alimatou, Aminata, Batoma

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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