A loan of $425 helped to purchase farm inputs and to pay for plowing.


Kalifa's story

Mr. Kalifa was born around 1972 in Lobougoula. A father of nine children, he lives with his wife and children in Lobougoula, a Commune in Sikasso (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). He is collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to carry out his farm work during the rainy season. He is on his fourth loan with the institution. The past loans were indeed paid back.

The crop grown is corn. He intends to purchase the farm inputs and to pay for the plowing for maintaining 2 hectares.

After the harvest, the produce is sold at the village, at the Sikasso market, to a customer base composed of men and women. He plans on making an average profit of 350,000 francs CFA per planting. This profit will enable him to meet his family's day-to-day expenses.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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