A loan of $1,700 helped a member purchase of planting supplies and small farming tools.


Benkelema I Group's story

The ten members of the group BENKELEMA I are married women who, on average, are 40-years old and have 5 children. Most of them live in polygamous families in SOKOURANI, one of the villages in the commune of KADIOLO in the Sikasso prefecture (3rd administrative region of Mali). They work in collaboration with the Soro Yiriwaso micro-finance organization to carry out their agricultural activities during the winter. This is their fourth time collaborating with the organization, and past loans were repaid without incident. The crops cultivated are peanuts (by CHITAN T.), corn and beans. With the new loan, CHITAN T. will purchase planting supplies and small farming tools to maintain 2 hectares. The crops are sold in the village to both male and female customers at the KADIOLO and ZEGOUA markets. Once the crop year is over, she hopes to make an average profit of 150.000 FCFA, which will be used to pay for the children’s tuition fees and the family’s healthcare expenses.

In this group: Chitan , Mariam , Bintou , Oumou, Awa , Diata , Fanta , Saly , Fanta , Marietou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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