A loan of $1,800 helped a member to buy farm inputs and pay for labor.

Benkadi 4 Group's story

The 10 members of BENKADI 4 are married women who average 32 years of age with an average of 4 children. They live with their husbands and their children in Memissala, a place about 30 km from the city of Niena in the Sikasso region, the 3rd administrative region of Mali.
They are on their fifth Country Loan cycle with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to obtain production means and farm inputs. Their previous loans were repaid in full.
The group grows corn, rice, peanuts, okra, and peas.
Fatoumata plans on buying 3 sacks of urea, 2 sacks of complex cereals, and the rest of the money will be used for labor costs and hoeing. They hope to make an average profit of 50,000 to 55,000 FCFA which will be used to pay for their families' daily expenses.

In this group: Lalaicha , Yama Seydou , Djenebou Djakari , Fatoumata , Salimata Drissa , Oumou , Aichata , Soucoura , Senebou , Sali

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Manuel Carreiro

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