A loan of $150 helped to buy farming equipment.


Lassine's story

Lassinè is a farmer in Kandia Village. He is 64 years old and married with 15 children. He is a 1st year farmer with myAgro and plants millet, maize, peanuts and vegetables. Lassinè would like to take a loan for a semoir, which is a local seeding machine that has 2 boxes: one for seed and one for fertilizer. The semoir is attached to a cow that will pull the semoir along the field, and there are diggers and a pipe behind each box that will place the correct amount of seed and fertilizer the right distance apart. This enables farmers to plant using the micro-dosing method of planting – using a small amount of fertilizer per plant instead of the traditional method of broadcasting fertilizer. This is less expensive since it uses less fertilizer and much better for land sustainability as well. myAgro hopes that by providing the semoir on loan, Lassinè will be able to increase the amount of land he plants using the micro-dosing method and significantly increase his farm income. Lassinè would like a semoir loan because the semoir makes planting quicker and easier. Before, Lassinè planted manually which was time-consuming and made it difficult to grow enough food to meet the needs of his family. Lassinè’s goals are to increase the amount of land he plants, buy health insurance for the family, and feed his children. Lassinè says myAgro helps him reach his goals by providing agricultural trainings. Lassinè will also be able to rent his semoir to others to earn extra income. All semoirs are covered by a 2-year guarantee that covers most repairs within a 1-week time period.



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