A loan of $550 helped a member labor, fertilizer, and small farming equipment.

Benkadi Iv Group's story

The seven members of the Benkadi IV group are married women with an average age of 34 and an average of 3 children. For the most part, they live in polygamous families in Ladjibougou, one of the villages in the Dioïla prefecture, in the Koulikoro region, the second administrative region of Mali.
They are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to better organize their rainy season activities.
They grow rice, pearl millet, peanuts, and beans. They are on their second seasonal loan and have repaid their previous loan in full.
With this new loan, Kadiatou D. plans on buying fertilizer, small farming equipment, and paying for the labor costs involved in maintaining approximately 1 hectare of peanuts.
The harvested goods are sold in Dioïla and Massigui to a client base made up of both men and women.
Kadiatou hopes to make a profit of approximately 20,000 francs CFA by the end of the season.

In this group: Awa , Aminata , Mariam , Kadiatou , Sali , Bintou , Oumou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Manuel Carreiro

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