A loan of $3,175 helps a member to buy animals for resale in order to meet his family's needs.


Kotognogontala N°2 Group's story

Zoumana, from Mali, is 44 years old. He is married and father of four children. Zoumana is an illiterate farmer. He has been breeding animals for six years with the help of his wife. To properly develop this breeding business, he uses the RMCR fund to make it his main source of income.

In the photo, he is the gentleman holding the ox. He gets his livestock in his village and the surrounding area and resells it on the local market. He can earn at least 40,000 CFA francs as profit from each sale. The profits received from the sale of animals allows him to provide for: education, health, food, and clothing for his children. In addition, he greatly appreciates RMCR for its inclusiveness of the poor in access to financial services.

Zoumana hopes to obtain more funds to properly teach his children the business of breeding while involving veterinary services.

Note: He is alone in the photo due to COVID-19.

In this group: Zoumana, Sekou, Amadou, Abou, Maimouna, Aboudrahamane, Noumou, Assetou, Youssouf

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Siobhan Coady.


This loan is special because:

It empowers farmers and entrepreneurs in underserved areas in Mali.

Manon Genouille, Kiva staff

Manon Genouille
Kiva staff



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*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.