A loan of $1,325 helped a member to pay for labour, seeds, fertilizers, herbicides, hoeing, and small equipment.

Fokaben Iv Group's story

Then ten members of the Fokaben IV group are married women, on average 33 years old with 3 children. They all live in polygamous households in Fissaba, one of the villages in the Massigui district in the Dioïla prefecture, Koulikoro region, which is the second administrative region of Mali.
They work with with microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso with the goal of better organizing their farming businesses at the beginning of the rainy season. The crops grown include, among others, rice and peanuts. They are on their fifth loan with the institution.
With this new loan, Niassa, sitting in the middle in the picture, intends to buy agricultural inputs and small equipment and to pay for labour (hoeing) costs to manage about 0.8 hectares of rice and peanut crops.
The produce is sold in the town of Massigui after the harvest to a clientele composed of men and women. Each group member intends to realize an average profit of about 60,000 FCFA for the season.

In this group: Niassa , Mamine Drissa , Bintou Amadou , Adiarra , Mah Soumaïla , Salidjan Bakary , Mata Madou , Setou Moussa , Djeneba Bourama , Fatoumata Soumaïla
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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