A loan of $725 helped a member to pay for labor, seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, weeding, and small farming equipment.

Siguitemasson Ii Group's story

The 10 members of the SIGUITEMASSON II group are married women with an average age of 37 and an average of 5 children. Most of them live in polygamous families in Koula, one of the villages of the rural commune of Banco, in the Dioïla prefecture, in the Koulikoro region, the 2nd administrative region of Mali.
They are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to be able to better organize their activities in the beginning of the wintering. The crops grown are rice and peanuts. This is their first loan with the institution.
With this loan, Minata, the second seated from the left, plans on buying agricultural inputs and small farming equipment, and paying for labor and weeding to maintain approximately half a hectare of peanuts.
The harvested crops are sold at markets in Baou, Koula, Banco, and N'Golobougou to a customer base made up of both men and women. The women plan on making an average profit of 60,000 FCFA per cycle.

In this group: Djelika, Fatoumata, Fatoumata, Awa Seydou, Rokia, Awa Kassim, Djenebou, Minata, Gnani, Kadiatou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Manuel Carreiro

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