Total loan: $2,350

Benkadi Group

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FALADIE, Koulikoro Region, Mali / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase animals to resell.

Benkadi Group's story

Bakary is in the photo with the cow. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, he is representing the group. He is 41 years old. Bakary didn't have the opportunity to go to school. He is married and the father of seven children, four of whom are in school. His oldest child is 15 years old and the youngest is two.

He has been raising cattle for over 15 years and is on his ninth loan cycle with RMCR. He purchases his cows in the local markets and resells them in the same markets in his area after fattening them. The profits he earns allow him to cover family expenses for healthcare, education, clothing, and more. His wife does market gardening. The challenges he encounters are often animal loss and poor sales. He is counting on RMCR to improve his cattle-raising business.

In the future, he would like to continue working with RMCR to generate more income to cover the family expenses for the family's well-being. What he likes about raising animals is the profits he earns and the organic fertilizer for his fields.