A loan of $825 helped a member to pay for labor, seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, weeding, and small equipment.


Sabaly I Group's story

The members of the Sabaly I Group are married women with an average age of 40 years, and they have an average of four children. They are living for the most part in polygamous families in Beniko, one of the villages of the township of Beniko, prefecture of Dioïla, region of Koulikoro, second administrative region of Mali.

They are working with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to better organize their agricultural activities during the rainy season. The crops they grow are peanuts, millet, and okra. The group is on their sixth loan with the institution.

Yiridie is shown standing in the center of the photo. With her ​​loan, she intends to buy agricultural inputs, small equipment, and pay for the labor needed to maintain approximately half a hectare of millet and peanuts. After the harvest, her produce is sold at the town of Fana to a clientele composed of men and women. She hopes to earn an income of 45,000 Francs CFA during this agricultural cycle.

In this group: Kadia Maba , Mian , Yiridie , Djeneba , Moh , Nagna , Siradie , Bintou , Kadia , Kadia

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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