A loan of $650 helped a member to pay for labor and to buy seed, fertilizer, herbicide, weed killer, and small equipment.

Kolaban 2 Group's story

The members of the KOLABAN 2 group are married women who are, on average, 38 years old and have an average of two children. They live mostly in polygamous families in Wobougou, one of the villages in the Dioïla prefecture.
They are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in the hopes of better organizing their businesses by the beginning of winter. They expect to cultivate corn and peanuts. They are on their third loan with the institution.
With this new loan, Kariata, the person in the middle of the row of those standing up, plans to buy chemical products, small equipment, and to pay the cost of labor to maintain a half hectare of millet and peanuts.
The crops are sold in the city of Dioïla after the harvest to a clientele of men and women. She plans to make a monthly profit of about 100 000F CFA for each crop.

In this group: Kariata , Hawa , Magnele, Komba, Machitan, Astan

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold

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