A loan of $1,625 helped a member to buy seeds and fertilizers.

Fatoumata's Group's story

The Bok Jom group, which has five female members who are all married, is a solidarity group involved in agriculture. These women grow millet and peanuts on two shared fields, and during each rainy season they produce a significant amount, the sale of which provides them with substantial income. In this way they can provide for themselves in terms of clothing and healthcare, as well as covering some of their children’s needs.

The head of the group (pictured in the middle in a white headscarf) is a mother of three children, two of whom are at school. During the dry season she sells peanuts and beans to improve her daily income. The group members have requested a loan of 850,000 francs to buy seeds and fertilizers, which they will use to increase their harvest.

In this group: Fatoumata, Binetou, Mariama, Salimata, Coumba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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