A loan of $2,875 helped a member to purchase farm inputs and seeds.

Dableniton Group's story

The members of the group Dableniton are men averaging 45 years of age and four children each, all living in polygamous families in Lobougoula, a village in Sikasso (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The men are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to carry out their farm work during the rainy season. They are on their fifth loan with the institution. The past loans were indeed paid back.

The crop grown is corn, as is the case with Mr. Danaya, who is standing at the far right in the photo. With his loan, he intends to purchase the farm in puts and seeds for maintaining: 3 hectares.

After the harvest, the produce is sold in the village, at the Sikasso market, to a customer base composed of men and women. He plans on making an average profit of 300,000 francs CFA per planting. The profits will enable him to pay off his loan and also to cover his family's day-to-day expenses.

In this group: Abdoulaye , Salia , Moussa Zéguè , Lamine , Ousmane , Sekou , Moussa , Danaya
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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