A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and seeds..


Yeredon Iv Group's story

The Yeredon IV group members are married women with an average age of 38 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 collaborating the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution in order to carry out their farming activities during the rainy season. This is their 6th loan from the institution. Their previous loans have been properly repaid.

Korotoumou, 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 150 000 francs per crop cycle. This profit will enable her to repay her loan and also to help her husband with the daily living expenses.

In this group: Korotmou , Awa , Djeneba , Fatoumata Seydou , Binta Ali , Titouro , Niogo Brehima, Yama , Odine , Azo
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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