A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and seeds and pay the labourers' wages.


Benkadi 3 Group's story

The members of the Benkadi 3 group are married women with an average age of 32 and, on average, 5 children who all live in traditional families in Faraba, one of the districts of Bougouni town, 3rd administrative region of Mali. They are working together with Soro Yiriwaso in order to carry out their farming activities during the rainy season. This is their 7th loan from the institution and their previous loans have been correctly repaid.

Fatoumata, standing on the far right in the picture, grows rice and groundnuts. She plans to use her loan to buy agricultural inputs and seeds and to pay the labourers needed for the cultivation of 1 hectare of farmland. After the harvest, the produce is sold at the market to a clientèle made up of men and women. She expects to have made a profit of 50 000 francs by the end of the season. This profit will enable her to meet her needs and also to help her family with the daily living expenses.

In this group: Tindié , Fanta , Bintou , Fanta, Awa , Sata , Sitan , Rokia , Safiatou, Fatoumata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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