A loan of $825 helped a member purchase labor, fertilizer and seeds for farming.

Andonassoumana Iv Group's story

The members of the ANDONASSOUMANA IV group are all married women who are, on average, 39 years old, have 4 children, and live in polygamous families in TOLA, a village in SIKASSO, the third largest administrative region in Mali. The collaborate with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to continue their agricultural activities during the winter months. They are asking for their fourth loan, having successfully reimbursed previous loans. Mrs Minata, seen in the photos as the woman standing in the middle, grows corn. This loan will enable her to purchase labor, fertilizer and seeds to cultivate her 0.5 hectare land. She sells the food products in the village as well as in Sikasso, to both male and female customers. She hopes to earn a profit of 90 000 FCFA per harvest, which will enable her to pay back her loan as well as aid her husband in covering daily expenses.

In this group: Assanatou, Ramatou, Assan , Rokiatou , Aminata , Awa , Minata, Korotoumou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chloé Tuot

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