A loan of $425 helped a member to purchase wheat flour and sugar to make cakes.

Benkadi Group's story

The Benkadi group is made up of 4 married women with an average age of 35 years and an average of 2 children each. They live in traditional extended families in the Dialanikoro neighborhood of the city of Bougouni. The women came to know each other as neighbors, friends, and through their businesses.

In order to increase their financial capacity to better run their businesses, the women partnered with the microfinance organization Soro Yiriwaso, with whom they are on their third group loan. Their two previous loans have been fully repaid.

Haby sells cakes and is the second woman from the left in the photo. She plans to use her loan to purchase 25kg of wheat flour and some sugar from wholesalers in Bougouni. She makes her sales at the market and from her home, at retail for cash and for credit to a customer base made up of both men and women. Haby hopes to earn an average monthly salary of 30,000 francs CFA which she will reinvest in her business and use to repay the loan.

In this group: Kadia, Djenebou, Mariam, Haby

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips

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