A loan of $450 helped a member to purchase agricultural products and cover the costs of plowing and weeding.

Groupe 3 De Benkadi Ii's story

Group 3 of the BENKADI II association is composed of eight women who are all married. They have an average age of 31, have an average of three children and all live in polygamous families in Memissala, which is located about 30 km from the city of Nien in Sikasso region, the third administrative region of Mali.
This group is applying for its fifth loan with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to meet their needs to support their agricultural production. The previous loans were all fully repaid.
This group of women is growing corn, rice, groundnut, okra, etc., and the profitability of these products in this regiion is considerable.
Kadia plans to buy a bag of urea, 1 / 2 a bag of grain complex and use the rest to cover the costs of plowing and weeding. She expects to make an average profit of 10 000 to 15 000 FCFA which will be used for daily expenses of her family.

In this group: Kadia , Diassoun , Bintou , Fatoumata, Nabintou , Machata, Awa Madou , Aminata Vieux

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer MONICA URBAN

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