Benkadi 1 Group
Awa, who is standing on the far left of the photo, grows groundnut and corn. With her loan, she is planning to buy inputs and seeds as well as to pay for labor to farm 1,5 hectares of land. Once harvested, the produce is sold in Kolondiebla to a customer base made up of men and women. She is expecting to make a profit of 110,000FCFA, which will allow her to repay her loan and also help out her husband with the daily outgoings.
Important InformationSoro Yiriwaso is a microfinance institution that works primarily in rural and semi-urban areas of Mali to provide underprivileged communities with access to financial services.The organization facilitates access for disadvantaged clients, particularly women, to new resources and services, fostering solidarity and cooperation among its clients. Kiva lenders’ funds will enable Soro Yiriwaso to expand its outreach and target even more underserved Malians involved in business and agriculture.
This is a Group Loan
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