A loan of $3,600 helped a member to pay for plowing and to buy manure and herbicides.

Groupe 1's story

The ten members of Group 1 of the association JANTOYERELA II are married men, and they average 40 years of age and five children each living for the most part in polygamous families in NIANTANSO, a village in the Commune of KOLOKOBA, Prefecture of  Sikasso (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The group members are collaborating with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to carry out their farm work during the off-season. And they are on their second collaborating with the institution. The last loan was properly repaid.

The crop grown by this group of men is corn, as is the case with AROUNA, who plans to use this loan to cover the cost of plowing and to purchase manure and some pesticides.  

After a harvest, the group’s produce is sold at the Farakala market and also at the Sikasso market to a customer base composed of women and men.

AROUNA plans on making an average profit of 180,000 francs CFA per planting. The profit will be used for meeting the needs of his family.

In this group: Adama Nianon , Arouna , Yacouba , Alassane , Amadou , Seydou , Sidy, Kassim , Mamadou, Karim

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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