Total loan: $475

Mariam's Group

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Darani, Région de Koulikoro, Mali / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a package of certified seed and fertilizer to grow peanuts.

Mariam's Group's story

Mariam, who is in the photo in the first row, in the center, and who is holding the myAgro pouch, is a member of a group of 12 farmers signed up with myAgro, who liv and work in a village named Darani southeast of Bamako in Mali. Mariam, who is 44 years old, is the mother of 6 children who range in age from 4 to 19 years old, 5 of whom have attended school at this time. Marrying a farmer got Mariam started as a farmer over 16 years ago. Mariam grows peanuts, corn and beans on her land, but faces challenges as a farmer, such as the lack of access to quality fertilizer and agricultural materials. Mariam is in her first year with myAgro, and signed up in order to access agricultural trainings. This year Mariam is making payments to purchase a package of certified seed and fertilizer in order to grow peanuts and increase her yield on her .0625-hectare holding. It has now been more than 5 years since Mariam started growing peanuts for household consumption. She explains that peanuts are an immediate food source for her family, and can be used as a basic sauce in cooking. Mariam plans to use her increased production and revenue to purchase cows and a plow. Eventually, Mariam wants to become a large-scale livestock raiser.