A loan of $900 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and seeds and to pay labour wages.


Benkadi Ii Group's story

The members of the Benkadi II group are married women with an average age of 41 and, on average, 4 children, who all live in polygamous families in Samba, one of the villages in 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 2nd loan from the institution. The previous loan has been correctly repaid.

Ramatou B, standing second from the right 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 2 hectares 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 145 500 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: Biba, Djeneba , Kadiatou, Ramatou B , Mariam , Awa , Chata, Sitan , Sitan , Kadia

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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