A loan of $1,100 helped a member to pay for plowing, weeding, seeds, fertilizer, herbicide and sundry equipment.

Sabougnouma I Group's story

The ten members of the group "SABOUGNOUMA I" are married women, who average 37 years of age and three children each. The women live for the most part in polygamous families in Barakolobougou, a village in Commune de Guégnaka, Préfecture de Dioïla, in Région de Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso with the goal of better organizing their work at the start of the rainy season. And they are on their sixth collaboration with the institution. The crops grown are peanuts, millet, and beans.

With this loan, Djeneba, who is the second person sitting from the left, intends to purchase farm inputs and sundry equipment and to cover the cost of plowing to maintain 1 hectare of millet and peanuts.

After the harvest, the produce is sold in Fana City to men and women customers. She hopes to make a profit of about 90,000 francs CFA per planting.

In this group: Doussou , Djeneba , Haly , Salimata , Bah , Nematoulaye, Minata , Kadiatou, Djeneba, Mama

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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