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A loan of $1,550 helped a member to purchase food products.


Badegna Group's story

The women of the Badegna Group have an average age of 44 years and five children. They all live in traditional extended families in the San Cercle town of Tene in the fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali. They are related to each other and operate businesses in the purchase and resale of food products. Having successfully repaid their previous loans, the women of the Badegna Group are now on their 15th group loan.

Ms. Bakoni is the second woman from the left in the photo. She plans to use this loan to buy 20 liters of oil, two 100kg bags of rice, 8kg of smoked fish, 8kg of onions and four boxes of Maggi cubes. She will resell these products in San to a diverse clientele of women and men, sometimes in cash and often on credit. She plans to make an average monthly profit of 80,000 FCFA, which she will use on health-, food-, clothing- and school-related expenses. The rest will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Bakoni , Sanata , Komena , Kadia, Hawa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Adam Halpert



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