A loan of $525 helped a member to pay for labour, seeds, fertilizer, herbicides, hoeing, and small equipment.


Fokaben Vi Group's story

The six members of the Fokaben VI group are married women, on average 26 years old with 2 children. They live mostly 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, Mariya, dressed in green and standing on the left in the picture, intends to buy agricultural inputs and small equipment and to pay for labour (hoeing) costs to manage about 1 hectare of peanut crops.
The produce is sold in the town of Massigui after the harvest to a clientele composed of men and women. Mariya hopes to realize an average profit of about 80,000 FCFA at the end of the season.

In this group: Abia , Mamou , Djelika , Mah , Mariya , Awa Madou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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