A loan of $1,375 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and pay for the labor cost of maintaining one hectare of farmland.


Noupagagnon D Group's story

The ten members of the Noupagagnon D Group are all married women with an average age of 39 years and an 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).

The 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.

Mariam (shown in the photo in the center of 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.

Mariam hopes to earn an average income of 200,000 FCFA per agricultural cycle. The money she earns will allow her to repay her loan and to help her husband pay for their daily expenses.

In this group: Alimata Dramane , Chitan , Kletio , Kadia , N’Tifongon , Nampounon , Abi Mata, Mariam , T’Chignogo , Awa Lamine

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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