A loan of $450 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and seeds.


Tiornola 3 Group's story

The members of the TIORNOLA 3 group are married women who are, on average, 43 years old with four children each. They all live in polygamous families in Ifola, one of the villages of the Sikasso region (third-largest administrative region of Mali).

They have joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to successfully carry out their farming activities during the rainy season. They are on their seventh loan with this institution and have duly repaid their previous loans.

Satou, third from the right in the photo, grows maize. She plans to use her loan to buy agricultural inputs and seeds in order to cultivate one hectare (2.47 acres) of land. After the harvest, she sells her production in her village, at the market, to both men and women.

She is expecting to make a profit of 85,000 CFA francs per growing season, which will allow her to repay her loan and to help her husband with the daily expenses.

In this group: Maimouna , Fatoumata Sory , Satou , Wassa , Nassoun , Rokia

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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