A loan of $625 helped a member to buy farm inputs and seeds.


Fotemogoban I Group's story

The members of the Fotemogoban I group are married women who, on average, are 39 years old and have three children. They all live in polygamous families in Kapala, one of the villages in Sikasso, the third administrative region of Mali.

They are collaborating with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to better carry out their farming during the rainy season. They are on their second loan with the institution, and their previous loan was paid back correctly.

Maminata, seated second from the left in the photo, grows sweet peas. With her loan, she plans to buy farm inputs and seeds to maintain one hectare of land.

After the harvest, the crops are sold in the village and in Sikasso to men and women customers.

Maminata hopes to earn 75,000 francs CFA per harvest. These earnings will allow her to pay back her loan and also to help her husband in the everyday expenses.

In this group: Afou , Fatoumata , Naminata , Maratou , Korotoumou , Diata , Maminata Soumaila , Nahawa , Djenebou , Djeneba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara



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