A loan of $575 helped a member to purchase seeds, manure, herbicide, and sundry equipment and to pay for plowing.


Benkadi Ii Group's story

The ten members of the group "BENKADI II" are married women averaging 33 years of age and four children each. They live for the most part in polygamous families in Nianguela Socoro, a village in Commune de Benkadi, Préfecture de Dioïla, in Région de Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to carry out their work at the start of the rainy season. The crops grown include peanuts, rice, and beans. The women are on their first collaboration with the institution.

With this loan, DJELIKA, who is sitting in the middle of the row, intends to purchase farm inputs and sundry equipment and to pay for plowing for maintaining 1 hectare of rice, peanuts, and beans.

After the harvest, the produce is sold in Beleco City to a customer base composed of men and women. She plans on making an average profit of 45,000 francs CFA per planting.

In this group: Abi , Djenebou , Seli , Fatoumata , Maminata , Korotimi , Maratou , Korotimi , Djelika , Minata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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