Mamadou would like a semoir loan because it will help him plant a larger field of maize and follow better planting methods. Before, Mamadou planted manually which was time-consuming and made it difficult to grow enough food to meet the needs of his family. Mamadou’s goals are to have enough food to feed his family, send his children to school, increase the land area he plants with myAgro next year, and to build a beautiful home. Mamadou will also be able to rent his semoir to others to earn extra income. All semoirs are covered by a 2-year guarantee that covers most repairs within a 1-week time period.
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This loan theme is for myAgro's loans to smallholder farmers, who need credit to purchase precision planters, an agricultural tool. This loan will thus be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit. Precision planters are plough-like devices pulled by an animal, and they are used to evenly and efficiently plant seeds and disburse fertilizer.
About myAgromyAgro is a startup nonprofit organization in West Africa that enables farmers to purchase high-quality agricultural inputs - certified seeds and fertilizer - on layaway through an SMS-based platform and a network of local vendors. Additionally, the organization helps farmers to increase their crop yields by using more effective seeding machines. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to help these farmers afford more labor-reducing and cost-effective seeding machines through loans with low interest rates so that they can increase their yields and improve their quality of life.
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