A loan of $950 helped a member to buy supplies for her vegetable growing business.


Moe-Do 1 Group's story

The members of the 'Moe-Do 1' Group are all married women who are, on average, 36 years old and have three children. They live in polygamous families in Bandiagara, the fifth administrative region of Mali.

The women are working with the field partner, Soro Yiriwaso, at the end of the winter season in order to improve their vegetable growing businesses. This will be their second loan with Soro Yiriwaso.

Fatouma, standing in the middle of the photograph, grows onions. She will use her loan to buy seeds and fertilizer. Her harvest will be sold in the village of Wadouba and in Bandiagara, to both men and women. Fatouma expects to make a profit of 22,000 francs CFA over the loan cycle. This will enable her to help her husband with the family expenses, food, school fees for their children and healthcare. The rest will be reinvested in her business.

In this group: Seguermo Ogotembela , Wama Sanelou , Kadidia Moussa , Assadou Saidou , Hawa Ambara , Habetou Harouna , Fatouma Harouna , Djénéba Kalba , Aïssa Wama , Anta Wama

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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