A loan of $1,275 helped a member to buy clothing for resale.

Bedriyasso Group's story

All the four women of the Bedriyasso Group are married into monogamous households. They are, on average, 27 years old, have three children and live in Kanadjiguila in the commune of Mandé, Kati county. They know one another through neighbourhood and business connections at the Kanadjiguila market. The women sell high quality clothing (wax pagnes - traditional, wrap-around clothing).

As the women would all like to increase their working capital, they have decided to work with the field partner, Soro Yiriwaso. This will be their first group loan.

Niagalé (sitting on the far right in the photo) is a well-known retailer of high quality wax pagnes. She plans to use her loan to buy 20 wax pagnes, wholesale from the main market. She will resell them on foot in Kanadjiguila to women customers.

Niagalé expects to make an average monthly profit of 45,000 francs CFA, which she will use to reinvest in her business and provide for some of the needs of her household.

In this group: Noumoutene, Assétou, Awa , Fatoumata, Niagalé, Founè

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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