A loan of $475 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and seeds and pay labour wages.

Benkadi Ii Group's story

The members of the Benkadi II group are married women with an average age of 36 and, on average, 5 children, who all live in polygamous families in Massala, one of the villages of Kebila (Kolondieba prefecture, 3rd administrative region of Mali). They are working with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution in order to carry out their farming activities during the rainy season. This is their 5th loan from the institution. The previous loans have been properly repaid.

Filly, standing on the left in the picture, grows 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 will be sold in the village and in Kolondieba to a clientèle made up of men and women. She expects to make a profit of 85 500 francs per crop cycle. This profit will enable her to repay her loan and also to help her husband with the daily living expenses.

In this group: Oumou , Filly , Korotoumou , Oumou, Alimatou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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