A loan of $1,325 helped a member to pay for labor, seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, and small equipment.

Benkadi 2 Group's story

The 10 members of the Benkadi 2 group are all married women with an average age of 47 and an average of 2 children. Most of them live in polygamous families in Kantela, one of the villages of the Massigui commune, Dioïla prefecture, Koulikoro region, the 2nd administrative region of Mali.
They are working with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to better organize their business before the wintering. The crops grown include rice, millet, and peanuts. They are on their fifth loan with Soro Yiriwaso.
With this new loan, Rokia, standing second from the right, plans on buying agricultural inputs, small equipment, and paying labor costs to maintain about 0.5 hectare of millet and peanuts.
The harvested crops are sold in the city of Massigui to a customer base made of both men and women. They hope to make an average profit of 40,000 FCFA per harvest cycle.

In this group: Korotoumou, Rokia Bassidi, Sali, Magnini, Minata, Mariyama Bourama, Mama, Noumoumousso, Djelika Fousseyni, Gneba

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Manuel Carreiro

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