A loan of $1,225 helped a member to pay labour costs, and to purchase seeds and fertiliser.

Ankabenkelekan D Group's story

Ankabenkelekan D is a group of women from Fonfona who live in large traditional families with their husbands, children and other relatives. They are on average 48 years old, are married and have at least three children each. This group of women are growers of rice and peanuts. In order to increase the size of their working capital, the members decided to join the credit program at Soro Yiriwaso. They are on their eighth agricultural harvest loan.
Bintou Solo is a group member standing up (in the photo) with her child on her back. She intends to use her loan to purchase seed, to carry out the manual labour, and to buy fertiliser. She buys her products in Fonfona.
Following the harvests, she sells her cereals in retail quantities, for cash, both door to door and in the market - to a wide and varied customer base. Whilst the other members of the group reckon to generate an average profit of 90,000 CFA each during this loan cycle, Bintou Solo intends to make 100,000 FCFA.
In addition to the loan repayments, the women use part of their income in order to meet their families' personal costs.

In this group: Ramatou Madani , Djeneba Sidiki , Bintou Solo , Fanta Mame, Bintou Niara , Mariam Sekou, Mariam Bourama , Fatoumata , Sali Brehima , Awa Siraba

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton

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