A loan of $1,225 helped a member to pay for labor costs, seeds, fertilizers, hoeing and small materials.

Nieleniton Iv Group's story

The members of the Nieleniton IV group are married women with an average age of 34 years old and an average of three children each. The majority of them live in polygamous families in Kolombada, one of the villages of the commune of Guégnaka, in the prefecture of Dioïla, in the Koulikoro region, which is Mali's second administrative region.

They are collaborating with the micro-finance institution, Soro Yiriwaso, with the aim of organizing their businesses better at the start of the winter season. The crops they grow include groundnut, millet and beans. They are on their eighth loan from the institution.

With this loan, Foune, who is sitting on the far right of the photo, is planning to buy fertilizers and small materials and to pay for the labor costs of maintaining around 0.5 hectares of millet and groundnut.

Once it has been harvested, the produce is sold in the town of Fana, to a customer base made up of men and women. Foune expects to make roughly 50,000FCFA per season.

In this group: Yah , Foune , Ami , Afou , Sanata , Awa , Sira , Mayama , Nah , Afou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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