A loan of $300 helped a member to pay for labor, seeds, fertilizers, weed-killer, hoeing and small materials.

Anwbene Vi Group's story

The members of the Anwbene VI group are married women who average 39 years of age and have on average four children each. The majority of them live in polygamous families in Kokougrou, one of the villages in the Guégnaka municipality, which lies in the prefecture of Dioïla in the Koulikoro region (Mali's second administrative region).

The are collaborating with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso, with the aim of being able to organize their businesses better at the beginning of the winter season. They grow groundnut, millet and beans and are on their seventh loan from the institution.

With this loan, Mamine, who is standing on the far left of the photo, is planning to buy fertilizers and small materials as well as to pay labor costs to maintain around one hectare of millet and groundnut.

Once harvested, the produce is sold in the town of Fana to a customer base made up of men and women. Mamine is expecting to make a profit of around 45,000FCFA per season.

In this group: Mamine , Fatouamta , Oumou , Kadia, Dah , Mah

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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