A loan of $850 helped a member purchasing fertilizers, seeds, and taking on workers for plowing and weeding.

Groupe 2 De Bogoba Togo's story

The six members of the Group 2 of Bogoba Association of Togo are women married in polygamous families; on average, they are aged 41 and mothers of three children. All of them live in the village of Togo, in the rural community of Sakoïba in the region of Segou (4th administrative region of Mali).
They got acquainted through links of kinship and marriage.
In order to have agricultural inputs at their disposal at the beginning of the rain season and to be able to hire men (laborers) for plowing and weeding, they sought help from Soro Yiriwaso. They are currently into the 2nd cycle of a farming loan.
They are growing millet, groundnuts and beans.
Mrs. Nana Fané intends to use her loan to purchase 2 bags of fertilizer, 100 kg of groundnut seeds, 30 kg of bean seeds, and to hire manpower (men and women) for plowing and weeding.
She purchases her seeds and fertilizer at the Ségou fair (large market).
With her 3 acre parcel, she hopes to produce15 bags of groundnuts, 4 bags of millet, 600 kg of beans, as well as bean vines intended to make bales for the cattle.
The bean bales are stored and sold during the period of shortage. One part of the crop is self consumed while the other half is intended for sale.
Mrs. Nana Fané, like the other members of the group, aims to breed small ruminants and to ensure food self-sufficiency in the village.

In this group: Nana, Djènèba, Mamou, Safiatou, Djenebou, Sata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Viviane Reignier

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