A loan of $925 helped a member to pay for plowing, farm inputs, and seeds.

Seneyiriwaton 2 Group's story

The ten members of the group "SENEYIRIWATON 2" are married women, who average 45 years of age and six children each, all living in polygamous families in SAFECORE, a village in SANANKOROBA (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to carry out their farm work during the rainy season. They are on their third loan with the institution.

The crop grown is peanuts, as is the case with SALI, who is the first person sitting from the left in the photo. With her loan, she intends to purchase some farm inputs and seeds and to pay for plowing to maintain 1.5 hectares.

After the harvest, the produce is sold at the village, in BOUGOULA, to a customer base composed of retailers and consumers. She plans on making a profit of 190,000 francs CFA per planting. This profit will enable her to pay back her loan and also to help her husband to cover day-to-day expenses.

In this group: Sali , Nani , Amidjan , Siraba , Minata , Minata Oumar , Minata Fadio , Korotoumou Dioba , Maimouna Baraba , Tene
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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