A loan of $2,875 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and pay for manual labor.


Jiguiseme 3 Group's story

The 10 members of the Jiguiseme 3 group are married men averaging 41 years of age, with five children, and living with their wives and children in Foh, a village about 35 km from the city of Sikasso (the third administrative region of Mali).

These farmers are on their 10th loan cycle with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution, with the goal of meeting customer demand. All prior loans have been repaid satisfactorily.

This farmers’ group has been cultivating and selling corn for years. This is a profitable activity in the region. Klezanza, standing in the middle in the photo is the group’s leader. He plans to use his loan in the following way: to buy six bags of urea, four bags of complex fertilizer, five liters of herbicides and to use the rest to pay manual labor. He plans to achieve an average monthly income of 90,000, which will be used for everyday family expenses.

In this group: Klezanga , Nampaga , N’Golo , N’Golo , Seydou , Brehima , Sibiry , Adama , Adama , Lamissa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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