A loan of $525 helped a member to buy seeds and fertilizers.

Kondiougou 8 Group's story

The members of the Kondiougou 8 group are married women who, on average, are 41 years old, have 5 children, and live in polygamous families in Bandiagara in the 5th administrative region of Mali.

They are working with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to see their farming activities through the end of the rainy season. This is their first loan with the institution.

They are primarily growing onions with Madame Salmatou Amadou standing at the far left in the photo. With her loan, she would like to buy seeds and fertilizer. They sell their crops after the harvest in the villages of Ondougou and Bandiagara to a clientele composed of men and women.

She would like to earn a profit of 24,000 FCFA by the end of the farming season. This profit will allow her to help her husband with the family expenses: food, schooling for their children, and health. She will reinvest the rest in her business.

In this group: Kadidia Souleymane , Dadou Mamadou, Salimatou Amadou, Ramata Allaye , Mamou Alaye, Assaîtou Souleymane, Fatouma Alaye, Hawa Ousmaane, Kadia Harouna, Assouma Laya

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin

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