A loan of $1,200 helped a member to pay for plowing, seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, weeding and small equipment.

Anwbene Iv Group's story

The 10 members of the group called ANWBENE IV are married women with an average age of 39 and on average five 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 work together with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso with the aim of better organizing their activities at the beginning of the rainy season. The crops they cultivate are peanuts, millet, and beans. They are on their seventh loan with the institution.

With this loan, Kadiatou Brehima, the second person on the right in the standing row, intends to buy farm inputs and small equipment and to pay 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. Kadiatou Brehima hopes to make a profit of 95,000 F CFA more or less each season.

In this group: Djeneba , Mariam, Kadia Madou, Sitan , Sali Zoumana , Korotimou , Kadiatou Tiekoro, Kadiatou Brehima, Sitan , Aliti

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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