A loan of $150 helped to buy farming equipment.

Adama's story

Adama is a farmer in Daman Village. He is 40 years old and married with 9 children. He is a 1st year farmer with myAgro and plants maize. Adama 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 is much better for land sustainability as well. myAgro hopes that by providing the semoir on loan, Adama will be able to increase the amount of land he plants using the micro-dosing method and significantly increase his farm income.

Adama would like a semoir because it assists in planting, making the work more efficient and thereby increasing his harvest. Before, Adama planted manually which was time-consuming and made it difficult to grow enough food to meet the needs of his family. Adama's goals are to take care of his family’s needs, send the children to school, and build a home for his children, who will study in the main town. Adama says myAgro helps him reach his goals by bringing quality inputs on time and providing good trainings. Adama 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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