A loan of $1,650 helped a member to buy inputs, groundnut seeds and to pay for labor costs.

Badenyaton 2 Group's story

The ten women who make up the Badenyaton 2 group are married and live mostly in large traditional families. On average, they are 41 years old and have 3 children each. They live in Farabougou, one of the villages in the rural commune of Tesserela, Segou region (4th administrative district of Mali). The women met through family and marriage connections.

With the goal of having more land to cultivate, the women approached Soro Yiriwaso and are on their 2nd seasonal loan. Overall, the members of the group will grow groundnut, millet and black-eyed peas. Madame Mamou (seated, far left) plans to use her loan to buy one sack of complex cereal, one sack of urea, 50 kg of groundnut seed, as well as to hire workers for plowing, hoeing and harvesting in the fields. She stocks up on seed at the Gouassola fair, and hires laborers: men for plowing, and weeding done by the women's group in the village. Her goal is to cultivate over 4 hectares: 8 sacks of millet, 15 sacks of groundnuts, 2 sacks of black-eyed peas, and hay. Half of all crops grown are for sale and the rest is for the family to use. Profit is used for small household expenses like condiments and health care for the children. Just like all the women of Badenyaton 2, Madame Mamou's goal is for the village to become self-sufficient for its food needs.

In this group: Kadiatou , Mamou , Aminata , Tara , Alimata , Aminata , Sata , Djènèbou Seydou , Korotimi , Fatoumata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Puchner

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