A loan of $1,650 helped a member to buy agricultural intrants and pay for plowing.


Benkadi 2 Group's story

The 10 members of the group BENKADI 2 are all married women with an average age of 31 and on average five children. They live in traditional families in MEMISSALA, a village situated about 30 km from the town of NIENA, Sikasso region, third administrative region of Mali.

These clients are on their fifth rural loan with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso so as to satisfy their average need for agricultural supplies and intrants. Their prior loans have been reimbursed satisfactorily.

This group of women grow maize, rice, and peanuts, etc. and it is profitable for them to sell these crops in their area.

DIATOU plans to buy three sacks of urea (fertilizer), two sacks of grain-complex, and use the rest to pay for plowing and weeding. She expects to make an average profit of 50,000 to 55,000 F CFA which will be used for everyday expenditures of her family.

In this group: Diatou , Fanta Y, Diatou , Mamou S , Marietou , Kadiatou , Mamine Yaya , Korotoumou , Awa Salif , Awa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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