A loan of $650 helped a member to buy soaps for resale.

Aminata's Group's story

Badeya is a group of women from Médine-coura in Koutiala. They live in large traditional families with their husbands, children and other relatives. They are, on average, 30 years old and have at least three children.

The women sell various items, such as pagnes (traditional, wrap-around clothing), sugar, cakes and soaps. The group members would like to increase the size of their businesses so they have decided to work with the field partner, Soro Yiriwaso.

Aminata (standing on the far left in the photo) sells soaps. She will use her loan to buy a large quantity of high quality soaps in Koutiala. She sells her product at home or at the market to various customers.

Most of the group members expect to earn an average of 90,000 francs CFA over the loan cycle, but Aminata expects to earn 105,000 francs CFA. The women will use their earnings to repay their loans, provide for their personal expenses and increase their working capital. They would like to continue to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso to ensure the continuation of their stock levels.

In this group: Aminata, Aïchata, Adam, Ramata, Rokia, Kadidia

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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