A loan of $600 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and seeds, and pay for the labor cost of maintaining one hectare of farmland.


Fotemogoban C Group's story

The seven members of the Fotemogoban C Group are all married women with an average age of 37, and and average of five children. They are all living in traditional families in Kokouna, one of the villages in Sikasso, the third administrative region of Mali.

They are working with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to carry out their agricultural activities during the rainy season. The group is one their fourth loan with the institution and their prior loans have been repaid in full.

Portio (shown in the photo standing in the center), grows crops of corn. With her ​​loan, she intends to buy agricultural inputs and seeds, and pay for the labor cost of maintaining one hectare of farmland. After the harvest, produce is sold in the Sikasso village market to a clientele composed of men and women.

Portio expects to earn an average income of 100,000 FCFA per agricultural cycle. The money she earns will allow her to repay her loan and to help her family pay for their daily expenses.

In this group: Fatoumata , Minata , Portio , Barakissa , Korotoum , Alimata , Mamine

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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