A loan of $850 helped a member to pay for fertilizer (urea) and male manual labour to maintain and weed farmland.

Sanata's Group's story

The six women of the "Benkadi 2" group are married, belong mainly to traditional households, and are on average 37 years old with three children. They all live in the town of Zankourabougou, in the Ségou region (4th administrative region of Mali) and know each other through familial and neighbourhood connections.
With the goal of obtaining fertilizer (urea) and being able to help each other using male and female manual labour to maintain their farms, the group members turned to Soro Yiriwaso and are on their second farm loan cycle. The group members are going to grow peanuts, millet, okra, and cowpeas.
Ms. Oumou (in the middle of the women standing in the photo), intends to use her loan to pay for urea and to recruit paid manual labour to maintain and weed her fields. She gets her agricultural inputs at the market fair in Ségou and hires workers from the local youth association and women in the town.
With 2 hectares' worth of farmland, she hopes to produce 5 sacks of millet, 20 sacks of okra, and 5 sacks of cowpea and leaf stalks. In addition to the cowpea leaf stalks, a portion of the produce will be sold to manage her household's small daily expenses, while the rest will be consumed by the family.
Ms. Oumou's future goal is to buy and raise small ruminants.

In this group: Sanata, Mariam Makan, Oumou Bakary, Korotimi, Aya, Hawa Daouda

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