A loan of $1,150 helped a member buying fertilizer, small tools and seeds.


Benkadi 1 Group's story

The BENKADI 1 group was created by the Married Women's Association of Toura Nabitokan village, in the San prefecture, Ségou region (fourth largest administrative region in Mali). These women live in traditional families, and on average are 34-year-old, have 5 children and farm peanuts.
In the hope of making their farming profitable, the group's members decided to join Soro Yiriwaso's lending program 3 years ago. They properly repaid their previous loans and are now requesting a third one.
AWA D. will use her part of the loan to buy a sufficient amount of peanut seeds, small tools and fertilizer in the big Kimparana market. After winter, the crops are stored for some time until they gain value, after which they are sold in the Kimparana market and the surrounding markets, detail or wholesale, for cash, usually to client from the city.
The BENKADI 1 group members plan on making a 35 000 FCFA profit each after the sale of their products and to use it to repay interests on the loan and their families usual expenses.

In this group: Awa , Kadiatou , Safiatou , Foune , Kadiatou , Mamine Oumar , Djeneba Issa , Kadia Oumar , Aissata , Bintou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Loïc Haméon



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