A loan of $625 helped a member to buy fertilizer and herbicide, and to cover the cost of plowing.

Benkadi 4 Group's story

The six members of the group BENKADI 4 are married women who average 28 years of age and 2 children each. Most of them live in traditional families in TANAKABOUGOU, a village located in the Sikasso circle (3rd administrative region of Mali).

They joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to sustain their farming activities during the rainy season. This is their 3rd collaboration with the MFI.
All past loans were correctly repaid.

Mrs. MARIETOU grows groundnuts. She is the group member standing first from the left in the photo. She will use her loan to buy one 50-kg sack of fertilizer and one jug of herbicide, and to pay for the plowing needed to maintain 0.5 hectare of farmland.

After the harvest, the crops will be sold in the village, in Sikasso, to a clientele consisting of men and women, cash or credit.

Mrs. Marietou expects to earn an average profit of 73,000 FCFA per campaign. She will use part of her profits to repay her loan and the interest, and the remainder to help her husband with the household’s day-to-day expenses.

In this group: Aby , Afou, Tenin, Marietou, Fatoumata, Aoua
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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