A loan of $1,375 helped a member achat d’intrants et petits matériels agricoles.

Bendiya 3 Group's story

The ten members of the group BENDIYA 3 are married women with an average age of 35. They each have 3 children on average and live in polygamous families in Moosibougou, one of the villages in the commune of Loulouni in the Sikasso Region of southern Mali.

They collaborate with the Microfinance insitution Soro Yiriwaso in order to successfully carry out their agricultural activities during winter. This is their second loan with the institution, with the first being duly repaid.

The crops in which they invest are: peanuts, rice and pois sucre nuts.

Mama C. is the president of the group.

WIth her loan, she intends to buy agricultural products and equipment to cultivate 2.5 hectares.

After the harvest, the produce is sold to a mixed male and female clientele in the village and at the markets in Dallen and Loulouni.

She hopes to make an average profit of 95 500 FCFA each season, which will enable her to repay her loan and to help her husband provide for the needs of the family.

In this group: Mamou, Mama, Nawa, Alimata, Safi, Maimouna, Maratou Issa, Ramata, Sali, Bintou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Kate Bennett

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