A loan of $775 helped a member to pay for labour, agricultural inputs, small farming equipment, and seeds.

Benkadi 1 Group's story

The members of the "Benkadi 1" group are married women who are on average 35 years old with four children and all live in traditional households in Djollo Kagoua, one of the towns in San, the fourth administrative region of Mali.
They work with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to manage their agricultural activities properly during the rainy season.
They are on their fifth rural loan with the institution, and all their previous loans were repaid properly.
Abi, the woman standing all the way on the left in the photo, grows peanuts as her main crop.
With her loan, she intends to pay for agricultural inputs, seeds, small farming equipment, and labour costs to maintain 1.5 hectares.
The produce will be sold at the town level and in San, after the harvest, to a clientele composed of men and women.
She intends to realize a profit of 40,000 FCFA at the end of the season.
This profit will allow her to repay her loan and also to help her husband with the daily expenses.

In this group: Sanata , Djeneba, Chata , Minata, Djeneba , Biba , Mayama , Abi

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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