A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy condiments.

Benkelema Group's story

The members of the group Benkelema are married women who are on average 30 years old, and have on average 3 children. Most of them live in monogamous families in the Koko neighborhood, one of the outlying neighborhoods of the town of Kadiolo.

They are on their eleventh loan with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso, out of the concern to meet the needs of their clientele.

Madam Korotoumou sells condiments as part of this group of women. She is the person in the second position standing from left to right in the photo.

With her loan she plans to buy 20 baskets of tomatoes and 20 packages of maggi cubes. She sells her items at the large market and from home. She sells for cash to a clientele made up of women and men.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 80,000 FCFA of which part is used to repay the loan and its interest and the other part is saved.

In this group: Kadiatou, Korotoumou, Maminata, Wassa

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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