A loan of $1,000 helped a member labor, seed, fertilizer, herbicide, weeding and small equipment.


Balimaya I Group's story

The members of the Balimaya I group are married women who are on average 43 years old with 3 children, and mainly live in polygamous families in Missiritou, one of the villages in the Dioïla prefecture, Koulikoro region, 2nd Administrative Region of the Republic of Mali. They are working with the microfinance partner Soro Yiriwaso in order to better organize their activities during the beginning of the lean season. They cultivate millet, groundnut and beans. They are requesting their second loan; the first was repaid on time.

With this new loan, Sadio C. will buy some supplies and small equipment and pay for labour to maintain about 1.1 hectares of millet and groundnut. The harvest will be sold in the cities of Dioïla and Massigui, to a clientele of both men and women. They expect to earn an average income of 45,000 francs per season.

In this group: Wassa , Fanta , Sadio , Dady , Safoura , Bintou , Mamine , Sitan , Fatoumata , Djeneba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Eileen Jessop



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