A loan of $675 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and to pay for the cost of plowing.


Sabougnouma 2 Group's story

The members of the SABOUGNOUMA 2 group are married women who are, on average, 37 years old and have three children each. They all live in polygamous families in Nagnassoni, one of the villages of Sikasso. They are working with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to carry out their farming activities during the rainy season. This is their second loan with the institution; their first loan was well repaid. Nassoun, second from the left in the standing row, cultivates sorghum. With her loan, she is planning to buy some agricultural inputs and to pay for the cost of plowing on one hectare of land. The resulting crop is sold after the harvest in the village and at the Sikasso market, to a customer base comprising men and women. She is expecting average profits to reach 95,000 CFA francs per season. Thanks to this profit, she will be able to repay her loan and to help her husband with the daily living expenses.

In this group: Mafini , Wassa , Tenin , Nassoun Solo , Niatio , Anchata , Nassoun , Yogonou Awa , Yire , Bougougnere
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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