A loan of $2,550 helped a member to buy inputs and seeds, and to pay for the plowing of his farmland.


Benkadi 2 Group's story

The members of the Benkadi 2 group are married men who average 37 years of age and four children each. They all live in polygamous families in Bladiè, a village of Bougouni, 3rd administrative region of Mali.

They partnered with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution to sustain their farming activities during the rainy season. This is their 2nd loan cycle with the MFI, and the first loan was correctly repaid.

Bakary, standing first from the right, sells maize. He plans to use his loan to buy inputs and seeds, and to pay for the plowing of 2 hectares.

After the harvest, the crop is sold in the village and in Garalo to a clientele consisting of both men and women.

Bakary expects to earn a profit of 155,000 FCFA by season end, which he will use to repay his loan and take care of the daily expenses.

In this group: Bakary , Aboudou , Oumar , Abdoulaye , Yacouba Byan , Youssouf, Ousmane

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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