A loan of $950 helped a member to pay for plowing, seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, weeding and small farming equipment.

Balimaya Ii Group's story

The ten members of the group Balimaya II are married women who average 37 years of age and two children each. They live in polygamous families in Missiritou, a village in the Dioïla prefecture, in Koulikoro, Mali's second administrative region.

They are collaborating with the Soro Yiriwaso micro-finance institution to better organize their activities at the start of winter. Their crops include ground peas, millet, peanuts and beans. This is their second farm loan, and the previous loan was repaid without problems.

With this new loan, NASSOUN D. plans to buy inputs and small farming equipment, and pay for the plowing required to maintain 1.3 hectares of ground peas and peanuts. After harvest, the produce is sold in Dioïla to a clientele composed primarily of dealers from the big cities. They hope to make an average profit of approximately 50,000FCFA by end of season.

In this group: Kala , Alimata , Assan , Awa , Nah , Alimata L , Dicko , Fatoumata , Nassoun , Fatoumata Abdoulaye
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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