A loan of $1,225 helped a member to pay for labor, seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, hoeing, and small equipment.

Benkadi 2 Group's story

The ten members of the Benkadi 2 group are married women who are on average 31 years old and have an average of three children each. For the most part, they live in polygamous families in Bablena, one of the villages in the town of Kilidougou, a prefecture of Dioïla.

They are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso with the goal of better organizing their businesses for the beginning of the rainy season. Their crops are millet, groundnuts, and beans. This is their sixth collaboration with the microfinance institution.

With this new loan, Marama Noumani, (the first woman standing on the left,) intends to purchase inputs and small equipment, as well as pay for the labor needed to maintain around 0.75 hectares of millet and groundnuts.

After the harvest, the crops are sold in Dioïla to a clientele of both men and women. She expects to earn an average profit of around 100,000 CFA each planting season.

In this group: Mah, Tene, Aminata Kassim, Maramou Harouna, Guindo, Kadiatou, Karia Sebou, Marama Noumani, Mah Tietie, Fatoumata Sekou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Brianne S

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