A loan of $550 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and seeds.

Jiguiya 3 Group's story

The members of the Jiguiya 3 group are married women, on average 33 years old with four children, and all live in polygamous households in Nougoume, one of the towns of Sikasso, 3rd administrative region of Mali.
They work with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to manage their agricultural activities during the rainy season.
They are on their second loan with the institution, and the previous loan was repaid properly.
Awa, standing in the middle of the photo, grows rice.
With her loan, she intends to buy agricultural inputs and seeds to cultivate 1 hectare.
The produce is sold at the town level at the Sikasso market after the harvest to a clientele composed of men and women.
She intends to realize an average profit of 145,000 FCFA per cycle.
This profit will allow her to repay her loan and also help her husband with the daily household expenses.

In this group: Awa , Barakissa , Chatou , Sitan , Awa , Minata Diakari
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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