A loan of $600 helped a member buy fertilizer and small tools and pay hired help.

Benkadi 3 Group's story

The ten members of the Benkadi 3 group are married women with an average age of 42 and an average of two children.. Mostly they live in polygamous families in Zamougou, a village in the prefecture of Diooila, Koulikoro region (Mali's Second Administrative District). They work with Soro Yiriwaso so as to get their farming activity on a sounder footing before the rainy season begins.. This will be their first seasonal loan.They grow peanuts, millet, corn, beans and other crops.

Fatoumata B. S. plans to use her loan to buy fertilizer before its price goes up, and also to buy small tools and pay hired help to work on about one hectare of peanuts and beans.

The harvested crops will be sold in Fana and Dioila, to both men and women. Each member of the group is counting on making a profit of about CFA 45,000 at the end of the season

In this group: Chata Lamine, Sokona, Fatoumata, Nana, Setou, Mah, Badjeneba, Sali, Fatoumata B., Fanta

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Michael Briggs

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