A loan of $375 helped a member to buy farm inputs and seeds.


Fotemogoban Viii Group's story

The members of the FOTEMOGOBAN VIII group are married women who are, on average, 39 years old with three children each. They all live in polygamous families in Kapala, one of the villages of the Sikasso region (third administrative region of Mali).

They have joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to successfully carry out their farming activities during the rainy season.

They are on their second loan with the institution and have duly repaid their previous loan.

Abi Abdoulaye, a member of the group, grows sugarsnap peas. In the photo, she is the woman seated in the middle of the front row.

She plans to use her loan to buy farm inputs and seeds to maintain one hectare (2.47 acres) of land.

After the harvest, she sells her production to both men and women, in her village and in Sikasso.

She is expecting to make a profit of 65,000 CFA francs per growing season. This profit will allow her to repay her loan and to help her husband with the daily expenses.

In this group: Djeneba , Nahawa , Sitan , Fatoumata Manana , Abi Abdoulaye , Fanta

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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