A loan of $1,025 helped a member pay labour costs and purchase products for the land.


Noupagagnon F Group's story

The six members of the NOUPAGAGNON F group are married women. They are of an average age of 40, with three children and all live in traditional families in Kolokoba, one of the villages in the third administrative region of Mali (Sikasso). They collaborate with the Soro Yiriwaso micro finance institution in order to manage their agricultural business during the wintering. This is their seventh farming loan from the institution and all the previous loans have been repaid. The crops cultivated are among others: groundnuts, rice, corn, and chili as in the case of Mamou who is the first person on the right of the photo sitting down. With her loan she plans to buy products for the land and pay the labour costs for exploiting 1 hectare. She sells the production in the village to clients both men and women. She hopes to make an average profit of 100 000FCFA per plot of land. This profit will enable her to pay back her loan and help her husband with their daily expenses.

In this group: Niaga , Awa , Fanta Ladji , Mamaou , Rokia , Saran
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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