A loan of $950 helped a member to purchase peanuts.


Benkadi Group's story

Le groupe Benkadi is composed exclusively of married women, who average 37 years of age and four children each, all living in traditional extended families in the village of Warassala, in Commune de Guégneka, Préfecture de Dioîla, Région de Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women know one another through ties of kinship, community, and friendship. And have restaurants and sell soap, charcoal, condiments, shoes, peanuts, milk, etc. The women of the group Benkadi are on their fourth solidarity loan.

This client, MODJERE, who is standing first from the right, intends to purchase 4 sacks of unshelled peanuts that will then be shelled and sold retail to a mixed customer base. She envisions making an average monthly profit of 12,000 francs CFA that will be used to meet family needs. Part of the profits is reinvested in her business.

In this group: Awa , Awa , Djeneba Abdou , Fatoumata , Sadio , Kadiatou , Djeneba, Fatoumata , Modjere

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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