A loan helped a member buy seeds for their garden.


Benkadi Group's story

Foune is a 38-year-old housewife who lives in Mali. She is pictured holding a bowl of peppers. She lives with her husband (a farmer) and her five children who are between the ages of 1 and 20.

She seeks help from RMCR to buy the seeds and fertilizer she needs for market gardening, which she's been doing for the past 9 years. She earns 200,000FCFA per loan cycle or 35,000 FCFA per month, which allows her to cover her family's daily expenses. She uses her loans to buy seeds (peppers, onions, tomatoes). She buys her supplies in nearby markets and sells her products in the same markets. Despite difficulties she's had with rainfall predictions, she loves that her income helps her contribute to her family.

In the future, she would like to help her husband with his dream project: to build a comfortable home, to secure their family's healthcare needs, and to have the equipment they need for farming (cows, plowing, and drills).

In this group: Tenimba, Karia, Mamou, Salimata, Gniré, Founé, Haby, Chitan, Bintou, Mamou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin.


This loan is special because:

It empowers farmers and entrepreneurs in underserved areas in Mali.



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