A loan of $750 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and seeds.

Tiornola 1 Group's story

The members of the Tiornola 1 group are married women averaging 43 years of age, with four children. They all live in polygamous families in Ifola, a village in Sikasso, the third administrative region of Mali.

They collaborate with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution in order to better manage their agricultural activities during the rainy season. They are on their seventh loan with the institution, having duly repaid their prior loans. They grow corn, which is the case of Mrs. Ariyatou, for example. She is the first one standing from the right in the photo. With her loan she plans to buy agricultural inputs [fertilizers etc] and seeds to work 1 ha of land. After harvesting, she sells her produce at the village market to a customer base composed of both men and women. She plans to earn 95,000 West African francs per agricultural cycle. This revenue will allow her to pay off her loan and also to help her husband with everyday expenses.

In this group: Mariam , Nachata , Rokia , Nazan, Ariyatou , Djeneba , Mariam , Minata, Lidy, Natenin

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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