A loan of $3,925 helped a member to buy fertilizers and seeds, and pay labor costs.

Nadjegueton 2 Group's story

The member of NADJEGUETON 2 are married men, averaging 50 years of age and six children. They all live in traditional families in Flazambougou, a village in Sikasso, in the third administrative region of Mali.

They work with Kiva's partner, the MFI Soro Yiriwaso, in order to be successful with their agricultural activities during the rainy season. Their crops is corn.

Ousmane, standing in the middle in the photograph, intends to use his part of the loan to buy fertilizers and seeds, and pay labor costs to maintain 3.5 hectares of land.

After the harvest, the production is sold in the village and at the market in Sikasso, to a clientele comprising mostly resellers from the larger cities.

Ousmane intends to turn an average monthly profit of XOF 450'000 (ca US$ 850) per farming cycle, to be used to repay the loan, and also support the daily expenses of his large family.

In this group: Ousmane , Daouda , Siaka , Bourama, Issouf , Aguibou , Aboudou , Seydou , Bréhima, Drissa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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