A loan of $875 helped a member to pay for farm inputs and plowing for planting crops.


Sinignesigui Ii Group's story

The group "SINIGNESSIGUI II" is composed of seven married women averaging 32 years of age and five children each, all living in polygamous families in YOROLA, a village in BOUGOUNI (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to carry out their rainy season farm work. They are on their tenth loan with the institution. The past loans were indeed paid back. Peanuts and rice are the crops grown by MINATA, who is standing with a calabash in hand in the photo. With her loan, she intends to purchase farm inputs and seeds and to pay for plowing to make use of 2 hectares. After the harvest, the produce is sold to men and women customers in the village and in BOUGOUNI. She plans on making a profit of 130,000 francs CFA per planting. The profit will enable her to pay back the loan and help her husband to cover the day-to-day expenses of their household.

In this group: Minata , Djeneba , Kadia , Djalla , Adiaratou, Batoma , Maratou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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