A loan of $1,450 helped a member to buy seeds and pay for plowing and fertilizers.


Ankabenkelekan 4 Group's story

'Ankabenkelekan 4' is a group of women from Fonfona who know each other well and live in large, traditional families together with their husbands, children and other family members. They are, on average, 40 years old, married, and have at least three children.

This group of women grow rice and groundnuts.

In order to increase the size of their holdings, the members of this group decided to join Soro Yiriwaso's loan program. This is their eighth agricultural loan.

Adiara is a member of this group. She is squatting down in the middle of the photo. She grows her crops over one and a half hectares of land.

Adiara plans to use her loan to buy seeds, plow her land, and buy fertilizers. She buys her products in Fonfona. After she has harvested her cereals, she sells them retail, for cash, both at home and in the market. She sells to a customer base made up of both men and women.

While the other members of her group hope to make an average profit of 100,000 francs over the course of their loan, Adiara plans to make 225,000 francs.

In addition to repaying their loan, the women will use part of their income to cover their personal and family expenses.

In this group: Diarra Mamoutou , Minata, Fatoumata Seydou, Fatoumata Bourama , Djeneba , Kariya Drissa , Fatoumata , Massitan , Adiara , Awa Mama
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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