A loan of $1,450 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and seeds.

Yeredon Iii Group's story

The members of the Yeredon III group are married women with an average age of 36 and, on average, 4 children, who all live in polygamous families in Foh, one of the villages in Sikasso, the third administrative region of Mali. They are working with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution so that they can carry out their farming activities during the rainy season. This is their 6th loan from the institution and their previous loans have been properly repaid.

Fatoumata Ali, standing in the middle of the picture, grows sorghum. She plans to use her loan to buy seeds and fertilizer needed for the cultivation of 1 hectare of farmland. After the harvest, the produce is sold in her village and at the Sikasso market to a clientèle made up of men and women. She expects to make an average profit of 105 000 francs per crop cycle. This profit will enable her to repay her loan and to help her husband with the daily living expenses.

In this group: Fatoumata Ali, Minata, Anchata, Djeneba, Wo, Awa, Mamou, Ami, Karidia, Mamine

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