A loan of $1,425 helped a member to pay for the cost of plowing, and to buy farming inputs and seeds.

Yeredon A Group's story

The ten members of the YEREDON A group are married women who average 42 years of age and 5 children each. They all live in polygamous families, in Foh, one of the villages in the Sikasso region (third administrative region of Mali).

They are working with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to bring their farming activities to a successful conclusion during the rainy season.

This is their fourth loan with the institution; previous loans have been duly repaid.

Sali (standing, first from the left in the photo) cultivates rice.

Sali is planning to use her loan to buy inputs, seeds, and to pay for the cost of plowing on 1.5 hectare of land.

Production is sold at the village level and at the Sikasso market, after the harvest, to a customer base which consists of resellers and consumers.

Sali is expecting average profits to reach 195,000 CFA francs per season.

These profits will help her to repay her loan and to support her husband in taking care of daily expenses.

In this group: Sali, Batoma, Mariam, Goule, Minata, Minata, Gnara, Minata Nampe, Wassa, Maratou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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