A loan of $1,725 helped a member to pay for plowing and weeding and to purchase seeds, farm inputs, and equipment.

Allakabon Ii Group's story

The ten members of the group "Allakabon II" are married women averaging 39 years of age and five children each, all living in traditional families in Sinsinsa Kinisso, a village in Koutiala (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso with the goal of organizing their farm work better during the rainy season. They are on their eighth loan with the institution. The past loans were indeed paid back.

The crop grown is millet, as is the case with Wassa, who is the third person sitting from the left in the photo. With her loan, she intends to purchase farm inputs and sundry equipment and to pay for plowing for maintaining about ½ hectare of millet.

After the harvest, the produce is sold in the village of Koutiala to a customer base composed of men and women. She envisions making a profit of 85,000 francs CFA at the end of planting. This profit will enable her to pay back the loan and to help her husband to cover day-to-day expenses.

In this group: Wassa Sinaly , Alima Ousmane , Mamou Moussa , Nipaga , Awa Seriba , Alima Kalifa , Setou Moussa , Djata , Chitan Brama , Kadiatou Bakary

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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