A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy agricultural fertilizer and pay for labor costs.


Benkelema 2 Group's story

The 10 members of the BENKELEMA 2 group are married women who have an average age of 34 years and 5 children and live in large traditional families in Konona, located approximately 30 km from the commune of Niena in the Sikasso region, 3rd administrative region of Mali.
These clients are on their third loan cycle campaign with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution in order to meet the need for means of production and agricultural fertilizer. The previous loans have been satisfactorily repaid.
This group of women grows corn, rice, peanuts, okra, ground peas etc. MAYATOU plans to use her loan to buy two bags of urea, one bag of complex fertilizer and the remainder for labor and hoeing costs. She expects to make an average monthly profit of 20,000 to 25,000 CFA which will be used for the family’s household expenses.

In this group: Mayatou , Minata , Afou , Achatou A , Tenin , Achata , Nasa , Bintou , Sitan , Assatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Connie Archea



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