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A loan of $1,025 helped a member to purchase seeds, manure, herbicide, and sundry equipment and to pay for plowing and weeding.


Wossidji I Group's story

The members of the group "WOSSIDJI I" are married women averaging 41 years of age and five children each. The women live for the most part in polygamous families in Warinibougou, a village in Commune de Guégnaka, Préfecture de Dioïla, Région de Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso with the goal of better organizing their work at the start of the rainy season. The crops grown include millet and peanuts along with okra. They are on their sixth collaboration with the institution.

With this new loan, GNEBA, who is the second person sitting from the right, intends to purchase farm inputs and sundry equipment and to pay for plowing to maintain about 2 hectares of millet and peanuts along with okra.

After the harvest, the produce is sold to men and women customers in Fana City. She plans on making a profit of about 200,000 francs CFA for this planting.

In this group: Dah , Gneba , Fanta , Assitan , Batnema , Lala , Safiatou , Malado , Monh , Magnini

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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