A loan of $1,125 helped a member to pay for plowing, seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, weeding and small equipment..


Anwbene Iii Group's story

The 10 members of the group called ANWBENE III are married women with an average age of 39 and on average four children. They mostly live in polygamous families in Kokougrou, one of the villages of the township of Guégnaka, prefecture of Dioïla, region of Koulikoro, second administrative region of Mali.

They collaborate with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to better organize their activities early in the rainy season. The crops they cultivate are peanuts, millet and beans. They are on their seventh loan with the institution.

With this loan, Sali, the person on the right in the standing row, intends to buy farm inputs, small equipment, and pay costs for plowing etc. to maintain about one hectare of millet and peanuts. The produce is sold in the town of Fana, after the harvest, to a clientele composed of men and women. She expects to make a profit of about 90,000 F CFA each growing season.

In this group: Gnamakolo , Adiara , Mariam , Sali , Mama , Rokia , Assitan , Awa , Sitan , Mariam Fledia
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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