A loan of $650 helped a member to pay for plowing and to buy farm inputs and seeds.

Benkadi 4 Group's story

The ten members of the group "Benkadi 4" are married women average 37 years of age and five children each all living in traditional families in Moribila Nagousso, a village in San (4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to carry out their farm work during the rainy season. They are on their fourth loan with the institution. The three previous loans have all been repaid without difficulty.

The crop grown is peanuts, as is the case with SALI, the first woman seated from the right in the photo. With her loan, she intends to buy farm inputs and some seeds and to pay for plowing for maintaining 0.5 hectare.

The produce will be sold in the village and at the San market after the harvest. The customer base is composed of retailers and consumers.

SALI expects to make an average profit of 75,000 francs CFA per planting. This profit will enable her to repay her loan and also to help out her husband with day-to-day expenses.

In this group: Fatoumata, Minata, Kadia, Fatoumabelko, Alima, Bakoro, Salimata Adama, Sali, Sali, Hawa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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