A loan of $1,525 helped a member to buy farm inputs and small equipments, and pay for plowing and weeding.

Lafia Ii Group's story

The ten members of LAFIA II Group are women averaging 43 years of age and five children. Most of them live in polygamous families in Tinimbougou, one of the villages in Kaladougou, Dioîla Prefecture, Koulikoro Region, second administrative region of Mali.

They work with Kiva's partner, the MFI Soro Yiriwaso, in order to better organize their activities at the start of the rainy season. Their crops include, among others, peanuts, millet, okra, and sesame.

They are seeking their sixth loan from Soro Yiriwaso. With this new loan, Mah (the woman in the center of the sitting row) intends to buy farm inputs and small equipments, and pay for plowing to maintain approximately 2.5 hectare of peanuts.

After the harvests, the production is sold in Kaladougou, to a clientele comprising both men and women. She intends to turn an average profit of XOF 75'000 (ca US$ 150) per farming cycle.

In this group: Aminata, Mah, Mariam, Aissata, Sata, Awa, Gna, Baratio, Alamisa, Kadia

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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