A loan of $925 helped a member to purchase fertilizer and to pay for plowing.


Sinignesigui 1 Group's story

The members of the group SINIGNESIGUI 1 are married women averaging 30 years of age and four children each, all living in polygamous families in Loutana, a village in SIKASSO. The women are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to carry out their farm work during the rainy season. They are on their second loan with the institution. The past loan was indeed paid back.

The crop grown is sorghum, as is the case with BINTOU, who is standing in the middle of the photo. With her loan, she intends to purchase fertilizer and to pay for plowing to maintain 1.5 hectares. After the harvest, the produce is sold at the village and at the SIKASSO market to a customer base composed of men and women.

BINTOU plans to make an average profit of 180,000 francs CFA per planting. This profit will enable her to repay her loan and also to help her husband in covering day-to-day expenses.

In this group: Bintou , Diata , Kadiatou , Ramatou , Awa , Diarata , Aminata , Awa Guediouma, Kadia , Aminata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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