Total loan: $850

Worokia's Group

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Dalakana, Région de Koulikoro, Mali / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase OPV seeds and fertiliser to grow maize.

Worokia's Group's story

Lassine, the man in the middle of the back row wearing the white "boubou", a tunic-like garment, is a member of a group of eight farmers registered with myAgro. They all live and work in the village of Dalakana to the south-west of Bamako in Mali. 63-year-old Lassine is a father to 17 children aged between 16 and 42 years old, two of which are current receiving an education. The integration of family tradition into agricultural practices, his main source of revenue, and being able to provide food for his household led Lassine to work in this trade for the past 47 years. Lassine grows maize and millet on his plot of land, but as a farmer he must face many difficulties, such as a lack of rainfall and quality fertiliser. Lassine is beginning his first year with myAgro and he signed up due to the payment system. This year, Lassine took out a loan in order to purchase a packet of myAgro OPV seeds and fertiliser to grow maize in order to increase the yield of his one-hectare plot. Lassine has been growing maize for 40 years. With this increase in his crop yield and revenue, Lassine is planning to extend his plot of land to three hectares and to purchase a seed drill. Finally, Lassine also hopes to be able to pay for his children's school fees.