A loan helped a member to buy agricultural inputs for the fields where he grows vegetables.


Benkadi Group's story

The man in the photo is named Soulemayne and he is the group's representative. He is 40 years old, married, and the father of 5 children, including 4 boys and one girl, ages 4 to 18. One boy is in school.

Souleymane lives in a rural area and has been involved in the market gardening of vegetables for 15 years. The profits from this activity enable him to buy rice and condiments and have a good diet.

He needs to get a loan to buy seed, fertilizer, and insecticide, in the hopes of earning a profit of 40,000F CFA so he can buy a bicycle for his children.

His goal is to pay for the education expenses of the child who is in school.

In this group: Neko, Konimba, Moussa, Abdoulaye, Doussou, Souleymane

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer JOHN LONSDALE.


This loan is special because:

It empowers farmers and entrepreneurs in underserved areas in Mali.



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