A loan of $575 helped a member to buy inputs, seeds, fertilizers, pesticides and small farming tools, and to pay for the cost of ploughing.

Balimaya 5 Group's story

The six members of the group BALIMAYA 5 are married women who, on average, are 38 years old with two children each. They live in polygamous families in Missiritou, a village of the commune of Kaladougou, prefecture of Dioïla, in the region of Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of Mali).
They started a collaboration with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to better organize their activities during the rainy season. They grow millet and groundnuts, amongst others. They are now seeking assistance from the MFI for the third time.

MARAMOU is the group member standing first from the right. She plans to use her loan to buy inputs and small farming tools, and to pay for the cost of ploughing 0,75 hectare of millet and groundnuts.

After the harvest, the crops are sold in the city of Dioïla to a clientele consisting of men and women. Maramou hopes to earn an average profit of 155,000F CFA per season.

In this group: Wassa , Wassa , Maramou , Nana , Fatoumata, Aramatou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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