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


Ankabenkelekan 5 Group's story

Ankabenkelekan 5 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 44 years old, married, and have at least five 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. Minata Kassou is a member of this group; she is sitting on the right with her adz. 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 diverse clientele. While the other group members are expecting to make an average profit of 100,000 XOF each during this cycle, Mrs. Minata Kassou is forecasting a profit of 160, 000 XOF. In addition to repaying their loans, they use some of their revenues to provide for personal and familial expenses.

In this group: Bintou Souleymane, Minata Kassou , Chata Madane , Awa Abdoulaye , Fanta Seydou , Kadia , Korotoumou , Kadia Youssouf , Safiatou Moussa, Kadiatou Siraba
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler



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