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Yiriba is a seventy-two year old farmer from the village of Marako in southern Mali. He is married and the father of eight children. Yiriba is a farmer and grows corn, millet, and peanuts.
With a loan from Kiva, Yiriba would be able to buy a semoir, which is a piece of agricultural equipment that plants seed and fertilizer. With a semoir Yiriba will no longer have to hire people to help him plant his field by hand. Rather, he will be able to operate the semoir and quickly plant his field. Due to how quickly a semoir plants a field, Yiriba believes he will able to increase the amount of land he cultivates every year, which will mean more food for his family.

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About myAgro

myAgro 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.


About Mali

  • $1,200
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,150,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 480.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD