A loan helped a member to purchase sheep to sell in order to ensure the children's education.


Benkadi Baricungo Group's story

The woman in the photo with her sheep is representing the whole group due to Covid-19.

Hawa is Malian, 53 years old and has four children. She is a housewife due to being illiterate. She has been rearing sheep for nine years with the support of her husband, who is a farmer. She is seeking help from RMCR to improve her business in order to make it her main source of income.

She buys what she needs from her village and surrounding areas, and sells the sheep at her local market. She can earn 40,000 FCFA (West African franc) minimum as profit each cycle. The profits she expects to gain from selling the animals will go towards: eduation, health, food and clothing for her children.

Hawa's ambition is to obtain more funds to fully make the most of this opportunity for her children by being able to afford vet services.

In this group: Sitan S, Hawa, Karia, Fatoumata, Salimatou, Fatoumata, Moussa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Emily Elderfield.


This loan is special because:

It empowers farmers and entrepreneurs in underserved areas in Mali.



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