A loan of $900 helped a member to buy farm inputs and agricultural seed.

Tioumoutie 2 Group's story

The members of the Tioumoutie 2 group are married women. On average, they are 43 years old and have four children. They all live in polygamous families in Ziasso, one of the villages in Sikasso (the 3rd administrative region of Mali).

The group members collaborate with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution in order to maintain their farming activities over the rainy season. This is their tenth loan with the institution and all their previous loans have been repaid in full.

Awa, pictured seated on the far left, grows maize. With her loan, she is planning to buy farm inputs and agricultural seed to cultivate one hectare. After harvest, the produce is sold at the village market to both men and women customers.

Awa is hoping to make 105 000 CFA francs per campaign. This money will help her to pay off the loan and help her husband with day-to-day expenses.

In this group: Alima, Djeneba, Minata, Karidia Fansoko, Batio, Awa, Fatoumata N’Goro, Mariam, Natogoma, Fatoumata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight

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