A loan of $400 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and to pay labour wages.


Benkadi I Group's story

The members of the Benkadi I group are married women with an average age of 27 years and, on average, 2 children. They all live in polygamous families in Toulomadio, one of the villages in Kebila, prefecture of Kolondieba, third 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 and are on their 3rd group loan. The previous loans have been properly repaid.

Mayamou (standing on the 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 to cultivate 2 hectares of farmland. After the harvest, the produce is sold in her village and in Kebila to a clientèle made up of men and women. She expects to make an average profit of 145 500 francs per crop cycle. This profit will allow her to repay her loan and also to support her husband with the daily expenses.

In this group: Mayamou, Batoma , Rokia , Adiarra , Chatou , Djenebou
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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