A loan of $525 helped a member to pay for plowing, seeds, manure, herbicides, and weeding.

Benkadi Iv Group's story

The six members of the group Benkadi IV are married women who average 33 years of age and three children each. They live for the most part in polygamous families in Momina, a village in the Commune of Massigui, Prefecture of Dioïla, Region of Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

The women are collaborating with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso with the goal of better organizing their activities as winter begins. The crops grown include rice and peanuts. The group members are on their fifth collaboration with the institution.

With this new loan, DJENEBA (seated in the middle in the photo) intends to buy farm inputs and to pay the cost of weeding to maintain about one hectare of rice and peanuts.

After the harvest, the produce is sold in the village of Massigui to a customer base composed of women and men. DJENEBA plans on making an average profit of about 75,000 francs CFA at the end of the planting season.

In this group: Sali Djakalia, Alima, Korotoumou, Sali, Djeneba, Djaratou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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