A loan of $5,700 helped a member to buy condiments.

Benkadi Group's story

The nine members of the Benkadi group, the majority of whom live in monogamous households, average 39 years of age with five children each. They all live in Kanadjiguila in the Mandé commune/Kati circle and they got to know each other as neighbors and through their income-generating activities in the Kanadjiguila market.

The members of the group have small businesses buying and selling condiments (tomatoes, cabbages, aubergines) macaroni, clothing, ingredients for restauration and cosmetics. In order to be able to get fresh supplies for cash, the group members decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their third group loan cycle.

Yah, who is sitting second from the right in the photo, is a significant seller of condiments (tomatoes, cabbages, aubergines,..). She is planning to use her loan to buy 20 baskets of tomatoes, 13 sakcs of aubergines and 18 sacks of cabbage in Bamako. She resells her products on a retail basis in Kanadjiguila to a customer base made up primarily of women. Yah expects to make a monthly profit of 150,000FCFA as a result of this loan and will reinvest this in her business and provide for small household needs.

In this group: Yah , Fanta , Korotoumou , Marie , Fatoumata , Mariam , Safi , Ramata , Djénèba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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