A loan of $625 helped a member to pay for plowing, seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, weeding, and sundry equipment.


Benkadi Iii Group's story

The ten members of the group "BENKADI III" are married women who average 36 years of age and four children each. They live for the most part in polygamous families in Bantonan, a village in Rural Commune of Banco, Prefecture of Dioïla, Region of Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali)

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, SATOU, who is standing in the middle, plans on buying farm inputs and sundry equipment and paying for plowing to maintain about 0.5 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. SATOU plans on making an average profit of about 80,000 francs CFA per planting.

In this group: Safoura , Chata , Kadiatou , Fatoumata, Mamou , Djeneba , Dounaba, Mariam, Moussokoura , Satou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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