A loan of $450 helped a member to pay for plowing, seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, weeding, and sundry equipment.


Benkadi 6 Group's story

The members of the group "BENKADI 6" are married women who average 34 years of age and four children each. They live in polygamous families in N’Djissoumbougou, a village in the prefecture of Dioïla, Region of Koulikoro.

The women are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso with the goal of being able to organize their work better at the start of the rainy season. The crops grown include rice, peanuts, and beans. They are on their second collaboration with the institution.

With this new loan, DJOMINE, who is the first person standing from the left, plans on buying farm inputs and sundry equipment and paying for plowing to maintain about 0.75 hectare of rice and of beans.

After the harvests, the produce is sold in the cities of Banco, N’Golobougou, and Dioïla to a customer base composed of men and women. DJOMINE plans on making an average profit of about 115,000 francs CFA per planting.

In this group: Bintou , Setou , Sanata , Minata , Rokia , Djomine
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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