A loan of $1,050 helped a member labor, fertilizer, herbicide, tilling and small tools.

Benkadi Iv Group's story

Benkadi IV is made up of 10 married women, on average 39  years old and with 3 children. Most of them live in polygamous families in N’Gala, one of the villages of the Dioïla prefecture, Koulikoro region, the seond administrative region of Mali.
The women of the group work with Soro Yiriwaso in order to better organize their winter activities. The crops they cultivate include millet, groundnut and beans.
This is their second loan and the first one was correctly repaid.
With this new loan FATOUMATA SEYDOU D. plans to buy fertilizer and small tools and hire help to maintain about 1 hectare of groundnut.
The production is sold in the city of Dioïla after harvest, to resellers mostly.
The members of the group expect to make a profit of 85 000 FCFA at the end of the season.

In this group: Salimata , Maïmouna Madoudjan , Fatoumata Seydou , Afou , Moussokoura , Sata Aboudou , Satou , Sanata , Abi , Maramou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Loïc Haméon

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