A loan of $1,900 helped a member to buy food ingredients for resale.


Badegna Group's story

The 'Badegna' Group is made up of six women (four are married and two are widowed) who are, on average, forty-three years old and have four children. They all live in traditional extended families in the Faraba district of the town of Bougouni. They are connected through business, friendship and neighbourhood ties.

In order to improve their financial capabilities and reinforce their businesses, the group works with the field partner, Soro Yiriwaso, this will be their eleventh loan with the organisation. The previous ten loans were all correctly repaid.

All the women work selling food ingredients. Djeneba (sitting on the far left of the photo) will use her loan to buy various food ingredients from wholesalers in Bougouni. She then sells her products at the market and through doorstep sales, for cash or on credit, to a range of different customers.

Djeneba expects to earn a monthly average of 50,000 francs CFA, which will be invested in her business and used to repay her loan.

In this group: Fanta, Mama, Djeneba, Kadiatou, Fanta, Djeneba
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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