A loan of $725 helped a member to buy farm inputs and pay for labor.


Benkadi 4 Group's story

The 10 members of the BENKADI 4 group are married women with an average age of 29, and an average of 3 children. They live with their husbands and children in Karangasso, a place located about 35 km from the town 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 be able to obtain means of production and farm inputs. Their previous loans were repaid in full.
The group grows corn, rice, peanuts, and okra.
Sarata's main crop is peanuts, and she plans on using the loan to buy 4 sacks of urea, 2 sacks of complex cereal, and the rest will be used to pay for labor and hoeing. They hope to make an average profit of 45,000 to 50,000 FCFA, which will be used to pay daily family expenses.
They hope to increase their profits to better satisfy their customers.

In this group: Sarata , Djenebou, Korotoumou N , Mamou , Kadiatou , Djeneba , Kadiatou , Mamou , Rokia , Kadiatou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Manuel Carreiro



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