A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and pay for the labor cost of maintaining one hectare of farmland.


Noupagagnon C Group's story

The ten members of the Noupagagnon C Group are married women with an average age of 47 years and and average of three children. They are all living in traditional families in Kolokoba, one of the villages in the third administrative region of Mali (Sikasso).

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

Gnire (shown in the photo second from the right, in the front row), grows crops of peanuts, rice, corn and peppers, among other things. 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.

Gnire expects to earn an average income of 210,000 FCFA per agricultural cycle. The money she earns will allow Gnire to repay her loan and to help her husband pay for their daily expenses.

In this group: Sonon , Minata , Gnire , Habi , Awa , Yatieme , Bintou , Djelika , Piporoma , Zire Soungalo

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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