A loan of $1,775 helped a member to buy fertilizer, small agricultural tools, and herbicides.

Katiereton 3 Group's story

The members of the group called KATIERETON 3 are married men with an average age of 50 and nine children, and most live in polygamous families in Nimprodioula, one of the villages making up the township of Sikasso, (third administrative region of Mali). They collaborate with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso so as to be able to farm successfully during the rainy season. This is their second time working with the institution and their prior loan was correctly reimbursed.

The crop cultivated by this group of men is generally maize, as is the case with Soungalo. With this new loan he intends to buy agricultural entrants (fertilizer and herbicide) and small agricultural tools. The crops are sold after harvest, both in the village and at the Sikasso market, to a clientele composed of men and women.

Soungalo expects to make an average profit of 115,000 F CFA per harvest and hopes to continue his collaboration with Soro Yiriwaso. His ambition is to buy a bicycle for his children.

In this group: Bakary, Bakary, Soungalo, Chaka, Chaka Zegue

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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