A loan of $550 helped a member to pay for plowing, seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, weeding and small agricultural material.


Siguitemasson I Group's story

The seven members of the SIGUITEMASSON I group are married women with an average age of 40 and on average seven children. They mostly live in polygamous families in Banco town, the county seat, Dioïla prefecture, Koulikoro region, second administrative region of Mali.

They are working with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to be able to better organize their activities at the beginning of the rainy season. The crops cultivated are, among others, rice and peanuts. They are on their first loan with Soro Yiriwaso.

With this loan, GNAFIN, the person in the middle in the seated row, intends to buy farm inputs, small agricultural material, and pay for plowing and weeding to maintain 0.5 hectares of rice and 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 members of the group expect to make an average profit of 40,000 F CFA more or less per harvest.

In this group: Fatoumata Gnanatigui , Fatoumata Kassim , Kadidia , Aminata , Gnafin , Alima , Diarah

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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