A loan of $1,275 helped a member to pay for plowing, seeds, and manure.


Fokaben I Group's story

The ten members of the group Fokaben I are married women who average 43 years of age and four children each. They live for the most part in polygamous families in Fissaba, a village in the Commune of Massigui, in the Prefecture of Dioïla, Region of Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women are collaborating with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso with the goal of organizing their work as winter begins. The crops grown include rice and peanuts. The group members are on their fifth collaborating with the institution.

With this new loan, KOROTIMI, who is standing second from the left in the photo, intends to buy farm inputs and to cover the cost of plowing in order to maintain a half hectare of rice and peanuts.

After the harvest, the produce is sold in the city of Massigui to a customer base composed of women and men. KOROTIMI plans on making an average profit of about 12,500 francs CFA at the end of the planting season.

In this group: Djofin , Woji , Mani , Korotimi , Fantani , Bamokoro , Gnebani , Matou , Facouma , Nale

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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