A loan of $1,650 helped a member to buy potatoes for resale.


An Ka Bin Group's story

The members of the 'An Ka Bin' Group are mostly married and live in polygamous households. They are, on average, 34 years old and have four children. The women all live in Kanadjiguila and know one another through neighbourhood ties and their work at the Kanadjiguila market. They sell potatoes, vegetables, clothes and jars.

In order to increase their working capital, the group members have decided to work with the field partner, Soro Yiriwaso. This will be their first group loan.

Kiatou (standing on the far left in the photo) is a successful potato seller. She plans to use her loan to buy 15 sacks of potatoes wholesale from the Médine Market in Bamako. She will then retail them at the market in Kanadjiguila to mostly women.

Kiatou expects to achieve a monthly average profit of 40,000 francs CFA, which she will use to reinvest in her business and meet some of the needs of her household.

In this group: Kiatou , Fatoumata , Sali , Geneview

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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