A loan of $5,550 helped a member to buy farming equipment.


Cooperative Essofa Group's story

Saibou is a farmer who is helped by four people to carry out his professional duties. He has been working in the Central Region since 2011. He is 41 years old, the father of five children, four of whom are in school. His wife is a homemaker. Saibou is the leading member of the ESSOFA group, and he is requesting his first loan from WAGES in order to buy some farming equipment. In the future, he would like to save some money, be able to support himself if he becomes ill, and buy a tractor for plowing. The other members (of the group) are men and women who also work in the field of agriculture.

In this group: Saibou, Moustapha*, Bassirou, Idrissou, Zoulékénéni, Djouwera, Traoré
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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