A loan of $1,375 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and seeds and to pay labour wages.

Benkelema I Group's story

The members of the Bekelema I group are married women with an average age of 33 and, on average, 3 children, who all live in polygamous families in Woroda, one of the villages in Fakola, the 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.

Sali, standing in front of the others in the picture and wearing a red headscarf, grows rice. 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 Fakola to a clientèle made up of men and women. She expects to make a profit of 190 500 francs per crop cycle. This profit will enable her to repay her loan and also to support her husband with the daily living expenses.

In this group: Sata , Naminata, Tene , Kadia, Sali, Djenebou , Diatou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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