A loan of $900 helped a member to pay for digging and weeding, and to buy seeds, fertiliser, weedkiller and hand tools.

Benkadi 2 Group's story

The ten members of the BENKADI 2 group are married women with an average age of 33 and on average 3 children each. They live in polygamous families in N’Djissoumbougou, one of the villages in the Dioïla district of Koulikoro. They work with the micro finance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to be able to better organise their work at the beginning of the winter season.
The crops grown are, among others, rice, groundnut and beans. This is their second partnership with the institution. With this new loan, FATOUMATA (the second seated person from the right) intends to purchase inputs, basic tools and to pay for digging in order to maintain about 0.75 hectares of rice and beans. The resulting crops are sold in the towns of Banco, N’Golobougou and Dioïla to a customer base of both sexes. She plans to make an average profit of approximately 95,000 CFA per harvest.

In this group: Sali, Fatoumata, Djelika, Mariam, Aina, Mamina, Aminatou, Diarra, Aissa, Tenin

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton

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