A loan of $625 helped a member to purchase fertilizer, soil enriching agents, seeds, and labor costs for the farming season.

Benkadi I Group's story

The members of the Benkadi I group are married women who, on average, are 39 years old, have three children and all live in polygamous families in N'Gola, Kebila commune, Kolondieba circle, one of the prefectures of the third administrative region of Mali. They are working with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution in order to better run their farming businesses during the rainy season. They are on their fifth loan with the institution, having fully paid back their previous loans. The crops cultivated by Adiarra, the first person crouching to the left of the photo, are rice and peanuts. With her loan, she expects to buy fertilizer, soil enriching agents, and seeds and to pay the labor costs to make use of one hectare of land. The products are sold in Kebila after the harvest to a clientele made up of men and women. She expects to make a profit of 100,000 francs CFA which will permit her to pay back her loan and also to help her husband with daily expenses.

In this group: Adiarra , Mamine , Sali , Binta, Adiarra, Djenebou, Alimata, Sali , Bintou , Fatoumani

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz

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