A loan of $800 helped a member to buy smoked fish.


Benkadi Group's story

The Benkadi group is made up of married women with an average age of 40 and, on average, 5 children. They all live in traditional families in the village of N'Dinkoro, Kerela commune, Dioïla prefecture, Koulikoro region (the second administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They got to know each via family and neighbourly relationships and friendships. They sell smoked fish, onions, tea and flans ("galettes"). The women of the Benkadi group are on their 2nd group loan. They are turning to Soro Yiriwaso in order to be able to satisfy their high customer demand.

Binta, the women standing on the far right, did not get an education. She now sells smoked fish. She is planning to buy 2 boxes of smoked fish from the wholesalers in Konobougou. She makes her sales from her home, for cash, to a varied retail clientèle. She expects to make a monthly profit of 25 000 francs which will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Djawari , Fatoumata , Alimata, Lala , Binta
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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