A loan of $1,950 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and seeds, and pay for they labor needed to maintain one and a half hectares of farmland.


Benkadi Ii Group's story

The ten members of the Benkadi II Group are married women with an average age of 45 years, and an average of six children. They are all living in polygamous families in Komo, one of the villages of Baguineda, second administrative region of Mali. They are working with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to carry out their agricultural activities during the rainy season. The group is on their fifth loan cycle, and their prior loans have been repaid.

Mamou, shown seated on the far left in the photo, grows crops of peanuts. With her ​​loan, she intends to buy agricultural inputs and seeds, and pay for they labor needed to maintain one and a half hectares of farmland. After the harvest, her produce is sold at the village market to a clientele composed of retailers and consumers.

Mamou hopes to earn an income of 180,000 Francs CFA per agricultural cycle. This income will allow her to repay her loan and also to help her husband with their daily expenses.

In this group: Mamou , Dia , Foune , Awa Bakary , N Dia , Bah , Niagale , Mamou , Awa Fadiby , Yayi

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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