A loan of $950 helped a member plowing, fertilizers, and small farming equipment.


Badegan Iii Group's story

The members of the Badegna III group are married women with an average age of 40 and an average of three children. They live in polygamous families in Maban, a village in the Dioïla prefecture in the Koulikoro region (2nd administrative region of Mali). They are working with the microfinance organization Soro Yiriwaso with the goal of better organizing their activities in the beginning of the rainy season. The crops grown by this group include pearl millet, peanuts, millet, and beans. They are on their sixth loan, and all previous loans have been fully repaid. With this new loan, Awa Lasseni Dembélé plans to buy fertilizers and small farming equipment and to pay for labor costs to maintain about 1.3 hectares of pearl millet and peanuts. Their crops are sold in the city of Dioïla after harvest to a clientele made up mostly of resellers. They expect to make an average profit of 50,000FCFA per planting season.

In this group: Djenebou Yaya, Tenin Diakaridia , Sitan , Fatoumata Bagou, Awa Lasseni , Mariam , Massitan
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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