A loan of $875 helped a member to pay for labour, fertiliser and seeds.

Benkadi Iii Group's story

The 10 members of the BENKADI III group are married women who are all around 39 years old, with six children each; all of them live in polygamous families in Bobola, one of the villages in N'kouraba, the second largest region in Mali. They are working with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance association in order to successfully drive their agricultural activities during the rainy season. They are on their third loan with the organisation. They grow peanuts and millet via Fanta, the first person standing up on the left in the photo. With her loan, she aims to purchase fertiliser, seeds and to pay the labour costs for cultivating 1 hectare of land. Once harvested, the crops are sold at the village to a customer base primarily made up of wholesalers and end consumers. She aims to generate an average profit of 95,000 FCFA per harvest. This profit will enable her to repay her loan and also to assist her husband with the family's expenditures.

In this group: Fanta , Dieneba , Korotoumou , Fanta , Awa , Fanta , Kafoune , Mariam , Fatoumata , Sanata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Treharne

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