A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy inputs, pesticides, fertilizers and small farming equipment, and to pay for plowing and weeding.


Fassokounawolo Iv Group's story

The ten members of the FASSOKOUNAWOLO Iv group are married women who average 35 years of age and three children each. Most of them live in polygamous families in Koba, a village of the commune of Massigui, prefecture of Dioïla, in the Koulikoro region (second administrative region of Mali).

They have partnered with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution to better organize their activities at the start of the rainy season. Their crops include rice and groundnuts, and some millet. This is their 7th time collaborating with the MFI.

Datio, at the center of the back row, plans to use this loan to purchase inputs and small farming equipment, and to pay for the plowing of approximately 0.5 hectare of rice and groundnuts.

After the harvest, the crops are sold in Massigui to a clientele composed of both men and women.

Datio expects to earn an average profit of about 100,000 FCFA per season.

In this group: Faba , Maichatou , Mariam Poumara , Datio , Mariam Soumaila , Aminata , Ze , Ramata Noumoutene , Marietou , Rokia

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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