A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and seeds and to pay labour wages.

Sigija I Group's story

The members of the Sigija I group are married women with an average age of 39 and, on average, 4 children, who all live in polygamous families in Zimpiala I, one of the villages in the sub-prefecture of Kolondieba, 3rd administrative region of Mali. They are working with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution in order to carry out their farming activities during the rainy season. This is their 8th loan from the institution. The previous loan has been correctly repaid.

Fanta Lamine, standing on the left of the picture, grows groundnuts. She plans to use her loan to buy agricultural inputs and seeds, and to pay the labourers needed for the cultivation of 2 hectares of farmland. After the harvest, the produce will be sold at the village market to a clientèle made up of men and women. She expects to make a profit of 145 500 francs per crop cycle. This profit will enable her to repay her loan and also to help her husband with the daily living expenses.

In this group: Fanta Lamine , Setou, Mamine, Djeneba , Mariam Fing , Minata , Sitan , Djelika, Chata , Adiara
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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