A loan of $1,750 helped a member to pay for the costs of labor, agricultural inputs and seeds.


Kotognogontala 3 Group's story

The 10 members of the Kotognogontala 3 group are married women averaging 38 years of age with four children and living mainly in polygamous families in Fachoribougou, a village in the commune of Kaboila in the prefecture of Sikasso, the third administrative region of Mali. They collaborate with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to ensure the success of their agricultural activities during the winter season. They are on their eighth loan with the institution. The previous loans have been duly repaid. They cultivate tomatoes and jakatou [a vegetable from the eggplant family]--as for example, Abi (second from right standing) does. With her loan, she plans to pay the costs of labor, buy agricultural inputs and seeds to work 2 hectares [ 5 acres[ of land. After harvesting, the produce is sold at their village and at the Sikasso market, to a customer base composed of both women and men. She plans to earn an average monthly income of 65,500 West African franks per agricultural cycle. This income will allow her to pay off her loan and also help her husband with everyday expenses.

In this group: Abi Brehima , Sali Inza , Anchata , Anchata Abdoulaye , Afou , Sali Bacary , Sanata , Chata , Afou , Awa Sidiki
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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