A loan of $1,150 helped a member to buy seeds, fertilizer, and pay for plowing expenses.

Ankabenkelekan 3 Group's story

Ankabenkelekan 3 is a group of women from Fonfona. They know one another well and live in traditional large families which include their husbands, children, and other relatives. They are on average 41 years old, married, and have at least three children each.

This group of women cultivates rice and groundnuts.

To increase the size of their property, the members decided to join Soro Yiriwaso’s lending program. They are on their eighth agricultural loan.
Kadiatou is a member of this group; she is standing and dressed in white. She will farm an arable plot of 2.5 acres. She is planning on using her loan to purchase seeds, get her plowing done, and buy fertilizer. She gets her products in Fonfona. After the harvest, she retails her cereals for cash from her house and at the market, to a mixed clientele of men and women. While the other group members are expecting to make an average profit of 90,000 XOF each during this cycle, Mrs. Kadiatou is forecasting a profit of 155, 000 XOF.

In addition to repaying their loans, they use some of their revenues to taje care of personal and familial expenses.

In this group: Chata Fousseini , Sali Zana , Awa Brehima, Tene Sekou , Doussou Chacka , Rokia Mama , Sali Bakary , Kadia Doubatie , Baoumou , Kadiatou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler

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