A loan helped a member to purchase animals for resale and support her family.


Benkadi Group's story

Oumou is from Mali and is shown in the picture holding on to the horn of the ram. She is 35, married, and a mother of 4 children. Her children are between 2 and 7 years old.

She has been breeding sheep for 8 years. She hopes to expand her business by borrowing from RMCR to purchase rams. She buys and sells the animals at surrounding markets.

She hopes to make a profit of 40 000F to 60 000FCFA from this activity which will serve to improve the living conditions for her and her family, in addition to providing an opportunity for the education of the young ones.

She is hampered by animal epidemics but she manages to surmount the problem. In the future she hopes to have more financing to expand her business and make a lot of profit in order to ensure the future of her children.

In this group: Sata, Minata, Oumou, Nio, Secho, Adiara, Mamine, Alimata, Fanta, Minata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer firouzeh attwood.


This loan is special because:

It empowers farmers and entrepreneurs in underserved areas in Mali.



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