A loan of $1,775 helped a member to buy farm inputs, seeds, and pay fees for plowing for this growing season.

Sabougnouma Ii Group's story

The members of the group called SABOUGNOUMA II are married women with an average age of 44 and on average, five children, all living in polygamous families in Tiguiya, one of the villages of the Sous-Préfecture of KOLONDIEBA, third administrative region of Mali.

They collaborate with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso so as to succeed in their agricultural activities during the rainy season. They are on their eighth loan with the institution, prior loans having been correctly reimbursed.

Fanta, sitting in the middle in the photo, grows peanuts. With her loan she intends to buy farm inputs, seeds, and pay plowing fees to cultivate three hectares. Her produce is sold in the village and in Kolondieba, after the harvest, to a clientele composed of men and women.

She expects to make a profit of 195,500 F CFA each season. This profit will permit her to repay her loan and also to help her husband with the daily expenses.

In this group: Fanta, Diatou, Kadiayou, Yamou, Awa Sidiki, Alima, Sali, Karidia, Rokia, Rokia Moussa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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