A loan of $1,900 helped a member to buy condiments.

Benkadi Group's story

The Benkadi group is made up of six women, all married, with an average age of 37 year and four children. They live in nuclear families in the area of Massablacoura in the town of Bougouni.

They met each other through bonds of neighborhood, friendship, and business. To bolster their financial capacity so as to better run their businesses, they joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso with whom they are on their second loan. The preceding loan was fully reimbursed. This group of women sells condiments, as does Raboua who is the first woman in the photo from right to left. She intends to use her loan to buy various quantities of condiments from the wholesalers in Bougouni. She makes her sales at the market and out of her home, retail and for cash or credit, to a mixed clientele.
She is planning on making an average monthly profit of 40,000Francs CFA, which will be invested in her activity and used to reimburse the loan.

In this group: Adiara, Mariam, Kemissa, Balakissa, Ramata, Raboua
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Veronique Fourment

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