A loan of $1,175 helped a member to purchase fertiliser and employ labour.

Banah's Group's story

Benkadi 1 is a group of eight women who are all married and live in traditional households; they are around 56 years old and have four children each. They all live in N'Gama village in Segou, the fourth largest administrative building in Mali, and met each other through family and friends; they cultivate peanuts, millet and rice.
In order to enlarge their rice fields they are seeking a second loan from Soro Yiriwaso.
Madame Bassouma D. aims to use her loan both to purchase three bags of complex cereals and to hire some staff in order to cultivate, pick and hoe the rice fields.
In N'Gama village, labour and picking the fields is generally men's work, whereas weeding the rice is done by women's associations in the village. Bassouma D. sources her fertiliser from wholesalers at the Konodimini market. She aims to utilise her 2 hectar land in order to generate 20 bags of rice. Part of the harvest is consumed by those involved in its production, and the rest is sold. The profits generated are used to meet family needs.

In this group: Banah , Mah , Chiya , Manh , Bassouma , Nako , Natassou , Soungou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Treharne

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