A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy peanut seeds and pay workers.


Badenya Ton 2 Group's story

The Badenya Ton 2 group is made up of 10 married women, most of whom live in large traditional families. They have an average age of 37 and an average of 4 children per woman. They live in the village of Farabougou in the rural commune of Tesserela in the Ségou region (4th administrative region of Mali) and know each other through marriage, kinship, and neighborly ties. In order to increase the size of their crops, they have turned to Soro Yiriwaso and are on their first seasonal loan. The group members will grow peanuts, millet, and sesame. Mrs. Tata Toka C. plans on using the loan to buy 25 kg of peanut seeds, and to pay workers to work the fields. She buys seeds at the Gouassola market and she gets workers for the fields through association with the women in the village. In an area of 3.3 hectares, she plans on producing: 6 sacks of millet, 17 sacks of peanuts, and 2 sacks of sesame. All of the millet and a part of the peanuts will be consumed by the group, while the rest of the peanuts and the sesame will be sold at the Ségou market to a mixed client base. The profits will be used to buy condiments and pay for the children's medical needs. Mrs. Tata Toka C.'s goal is for her family, and even village, to become self-sufficient with regards to food.

In this group: Alimata , Gnagna , Tata Toka , Fatoumata Drissa , Adiara , Nah , Fietou , Sitan , Ténin Dibi , Kadiatou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Manuel Carreiro



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