A loan of $1,650 helped a member to purchase farm inputs and seeds and to pay for plowing for the planting season.


Sanya Ii Group's story

The members of the group "SANYA II" are married women, who average 35 years of age and four children each, all living in polygamous families in NERIKO, a village in the Sous-Préfecture de KOLONDIEBA (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women are collaboring with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to carry out their farm work during the rainy season. They are on their seventh loan with the institution. The past loans were indeed paid back.

The crop grown is peanuts, as is the case with MINATA MAMA, who is standing second from the left in the photo. With her loan, she intends to purchase some farm inputs and seeds and to pay for plowing to make use of 2 hectares.

After the harvest, the produce is sold to men and women customers in the village and in KOLONDIEBA . She plans on making a profit of 145,000 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: Minata Mama , Awa , Minata Sibiri , Mariam , Sitan , Mariam , Safiatou, Bintou , Djeneba Solo , Ramatou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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