A loan of $1,075 helped a member to buy inputs, seeds and to pay for labor expenses.


Sinignesigui Group's story

The 9 members of the group Sinignesigui are married women who are on average 45 years old, have 6 children and all live in traditional families in the Kouloukouna neighborhood of Loutana, one of the villages of Sikasso, third administrative region of Mali. They collaborate with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to manage their farming businesses well during winter. They are on their third loans with the institution and the other past loans were well reimbursed. The speculation cultivated is rice with Bintou standing in the middle in the photo. With her loan she plans to buy inputs, seeds and pay for the labor expenses to maintain 0.5 hectares. The production is sold in her village and in Sikasso after harvesting. She sells to a clientele consisting of men and women. She plans to make a profit of 160,000 FCFA per field. This profit will allow her to pay for her loan and also to help her large family with the daily expenses.

In this group: Sali , Fatoumata , Sitan , Diaratou , Afou , Awa Guediouma , Awa , Kadiatou , Bintou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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