A loan of $1,375 helped a member to pay for plowing, seeds, farm inputs, agricultural materials, and weeding fees.


Siguitemogosson I Group's story

The 10 women belonging to the group called Siguitemogosson I are married women with an average age of 42 and, on average, four children. They all live in traditional families in Tionsso, one of the villages of Koutiala, third administrative region of Mali.

They collaborate with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso so as to succeed in their agricultural activities during the rainy season. They are on their fourth loan with the institution, their prior loans having been appropriately reimbursed.

Rice is the crop cultivated by Kadiatou Madou, wearing yellow and sitting on her heels in the photo. With her loan she intends to buy inputs, seeds, small agricultural material and pay for labor to maintain one hectare. Her produce will be sold in the village and in Koutiala, after the harvest, to a clientele composed of men and women.

She expects to make a profit of 95,000 F CFA at the end of the planting season. This profit will allow her to repay her loan and also to help her husband with the daily expenses.

In this group: Mineta Alou , Bintou Lamine, Mamine Zoumana, Awa Moussa, Koro Sekou , Kadiatou Madou , Mama Barou , Salimata Niafing , Mineta Nio, Zie Sibiri

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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