A loan of $975 helped a member to buy seeds, fertilizers, small materials, and to pay for the cost of labour and hoeing of 17.5 hectares.


Sabougnouma 4 Group's story

The ten women of the Sabougnouma 4 group are all married and average 36 years of age and 2 children. They live in polygamous families in Djambougou, one of the villages in the rural city of Tingolé, Fana subprefecture, 2nd administrative region of Mali. They collaborate with Kiva's partner, the microfinance organization Soro Yiriwaso, in order to realize their rainy season activities. They mainly grow peanuts and millet. They are seeking their third loan from Soro Yiriwaso, and the previous loans ended without problems. With this new loan, they intend to buy seeds, fertilizers, small materials, and to pay for the cost of labour and hoeing of 17.5 hectares. After the harvest, the production will be sold at the following markets : Marka-Coungo, Fana and Tingolé, to a clientele comprising both men and women. They intend to turn an average profit of XOF 40'000 (ca US$ 85) per campaign, to be used to repay the loan and help their husbands to provide for the family.

In this group: Sitan , Fatoumata , Namissa , Sitan , Gneba , Sitan , Rokia , Ami , Mamou , Aminata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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