A loan of $425 helped a member to buy condiments for resale.

Badeya Group's story

The BADEYA group consists of married women who average 39 years of age and five children each. They all live in traditional families in the city of DIOILA, commune of KALADOUGOU, which is located in the prefecture of Dioïla, region of Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

They know one another as neighbors and friends, and through ties of kinship. They sell condiments and clothing, and they provide restaurant services.

To meet their massive customer demand, the group members joined the Soro Yiriwaso loan program, and this is their 3rd group loan cycle. The funds will be used to stock up on merchandise to sell.

Djeneba, standing first from the left, never received any formal education. After attempting several income-generating activities without success, she is now a reseller of condiments. She plans to use her loan to buy 50 kg of onions, 25 kg of salt, 25 kg of smoked fish and some Maggi bouillon cubes from wholesalers at the weekly market. She retails her stock in Dioila, for cash, to a diverse clientele.

Djeneba expects to earn a monthly profit of 27,000 FCFA, which she will reinvest in her activity.

In this group: Awa , Sadio, Djeneba, Fatoumata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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