A loan of $600 helped a member to pay for the cost of plowing and weeding, and to buy seeds, fertilizer and herbicide.

Sabaly Iii Group's story

The members of the SABALY III group are married women who are, on average, 40 years old with four children each. Most of them live in polygamous families in Beniko, one of the villages of the commune of Binko, in the Cercle of Dioïla, Koulikoro region (second administrative region of Mali).

They have joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to better organize their farming activities at the beginning of the rainy season. They grow groundnut, millet, beans and okra and are on their sixth collaboration with the institution.

Madjougou (first from the left in the standing row) plans to use her loan to buy farm inputs and small tools, and to cover the cost of plowing to maintain about one hectare (2.47 acres) of land on which she grows groundnut, beans and okra.

After the harvest, Madjougou sells her crops in the town of Fana, to a customer base which consists of men and women.

She is expecting to make a profit of about 120,000 CFA francs during this growing season.

In this group: Ramatou , Sedje , Minata , Nieba , Sitan , Zee, Madjougou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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