A loan of $1,775 helped a member to pay labor costs and to buy farming inputs, small farm machinery and seeds.

Niagnegueton 1 Group's story

The ten members of the Niagnegueton 1 group are married women. They have an average age of 50, an average of 5 children, and all live in traditional families in Sincina Sesso, a village in Koutiala, the third administrative region of Mali. They are working with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to successfully handle their farming businesses over the winter.

This is the group's seventh loan with the institution. Their previous loans were properly repaid.

Kadiatou is the person on the far right of the photo. She grows corn and plans to use her loan to buy farming inputs, seeds and small farm machinery. She will also pay labor costs associated with maintaining two hectares of land. After she harvests her crops, she will sell them in the village and in the market in Koutiala to a customer base made up of both men and women. She plans to make an average profit of 250,000 CFA francs at the end of the season. These profits will allow her to repay her loan and help her husband with their daily expenses.

In this group: Kadiatou , Koro , Mariiam , Tenin , Chatou , Bintou Djiriba , Mamou Ousmane , Kadiatou , Ami , Fanta

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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