A loan of $525 helped a member to buy planting supplies and small agricultural tools.

Benkadi 2 Group's story

The ten members of the BENKADI 2 group are married women who average 33 years of age and 3 children each. Most live in polygamous families in COMOROW, one of the villages of the LOULOUNI commune in LOULOUNI subprefecture, 3rd administratiave region of Mali. They collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso in order to successfully operate their agricultural businesses during the rainy season. This is their fourth loan with the institution and all previous loans have been fully repaid. Just like SAMA VAMARA C., the group's leader, the predominant crop grown is rice. With her loan, she plans to buy planting supplies and small tools to maintain 0.5 hectare. The crops are sold in the village after the harvest to a clientele composed of men and women. She expects to make a profit of 20,000 CFA at the end of the crop year, which will enable her to pay off her loan and also to cover some family expenses. She hopes to maintain this collaboration with Soro Yiriwaso in order to farm a larger area and make a greater profit.

In this group: Sama Vamara, Rokia T, Chat D, Djeneba Y, Alimata Chaka, Niton, Kadiatou Y, Djeneba Bineifou, Abi Sinaly, Mawa Adama

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Connie Archea

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