A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs, and pay for the labor cost of maintaining one hectare of farmland.


Sababoumandogo Iii Group's story

The ten members of the Sababoumandogo III Group are married women with an average age of 40 years, and an average of four children. They live in traditional families in M'Pedougou, one of the villages in the third administrative region of Mali (Sikasso).

They work with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to carry out their farming businesses during the rainy season. They are on their eighth loan cycle for rural agriculture, and all of their prior loans have been repaid in full.

Kadia Sériba (shown in the photo seated on the far left), grows crops of sweet peas. With her ​​loan, she intends to buy agricultural inputs, and pay for the labor cost of maintaining one hectare of farmland. After the harvest, produce is sold in the village to a clientele composed of men and women.

Kadia Sériba expects to earn an average monthly income of 110,000 FCFA per farming cycle. The money she earns will allow her to repay her loan and help her husband pay for their daily expenses.

In this group: Ferima , Safiatou Moussa , Zire, Kamaga , Kadia Seriba , Alima Ladji , Salimata , Fata, Minata , Chitan
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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