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A loan of $1,125 helped a member purchase agricultural inputs and seeds.

Jiguiseme V Group's story

Members of the Jiguiseme V group are married women who on average are 39 years old with four children. They all live in polygamous families in Kafana, one of the villages in Sikasso, the third administrative region of Mali.

They work with the Soro Yiriwaso micro-finance institution so they can carry out their agricultural activities during the rainy season. They are on their fifth loan with the institution, and past loans have been fully repaid.

Kadiatou Fatogoma, who is standing in the middle, cultivates peanuts. With her ​​loan, she intends to buy seeds and fertilizers to maintain 2.5 acres.

After harvest the crop is sold in the village and at the Sikasso market to a clientele composed of men and women. She expects to achieve an average profit of 125,000 FCFA per growing season.

Profits will enable her to pay off her loan and also help her husband with daily expenses.

In this group: Afou Moussa , Kadiatou Fatogoma, Salimata Bazie , Fatoumata , Sitan , Wassa , Fanta , Kadiatou , Djeneba , Mama

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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