A loan of $1,200 helped a member to purchase seeds, manure, herbicide, and sundry equipment and to pay for plowing and weeding.


Wossidji Iv Group's story

The members of the group "WOSSIDJI IV" are married women averaging 34 years of age and four children each. They live for the most part in polygamous families in Warinibougou, a village in Commune de Guégnaka, Préfecture de Dioîla, Région de Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women 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. The women are on their sixth collaboration with the institution. With this new loan, TANKOUROU, who is the first person sitting from the left, intends to purchase farm inputs and sundry equipment and to pay for plowing to maintain ¾ hectare of millet, peanuts, and okra. After the harvest, the produce is sold in to men and women customers in Fana City. She plans on making a profit of about 60,000 francs CFA for this planting.

In this group: Ane , Mamou , Maramou , Ami , Sanata , Tankourou, Aminata , Bintou , Assan , Kadia
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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