A loan of $2,550 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs.

Sigibekolasa Group's story

Sigibekolasa is a group with seven members, all married men. They have an average age of 33, an average of four children each, and live in traditional families in Farala, a village in the urban area of Bougouni (Mali's third-largest administrative region). This is the fourth time that they have collaborated with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution. This group of men has worked growing corn for almost 10 years.

Solomane is a member of the group, and is the second person standing from left to right in the photo. With his loan he plans to buy five sacks of urea, two sacks of complex fertilizer and four drums of herbicide. Solomane buys his supplies from wholesalers in the town of Bougouni. He gets six tons of corn from his harvest, two of which are for his family to eat, while the remaining four tons will be sold to repay his loan and support his children's education expenses.

In this group: Solomane, Bougouri , Daouda , Noumousa , Chiaka , Moussa , Amadou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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