A loan of $575 helped a member to pay for plowing, seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, and small agricultural material.

Siguitemasson Iv Group's story

The 10 women who make up the SIGUITEMASSON IV group are all married with an average age of 33 and on average three children, and they live in polygamous families in Koula, one of the villages of the rural community of Banco, Dioïla prefecture, Koulikoro region, second administrative region of Mali.

They are working together with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to better organize their activities at the beginning of the rainy season. The crops they cultivate are essentially rice and peanuts. They are on their first loan with Soro Yiriwaso.

With this loan, MARIAM, second from the left, standing, intends to buy farm inputs and small agricultural material and pay plowing costs to maintain about 0.25 hectares of peanuts.

The produce is sold at the markets of Baou, Koula, Banco, and N’Golobougou, after the harvest, to a clientele composed of men and women. The group members expect to make an average profit of 25,000 F CFA per growing season.

In this group: Yata Bourama , Yama , Mariam , Bintou , Royatta , Kadia , Salimata , Fatoumata , Biba , Diarra

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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