A loan of $1,325 helped a member achat d’intrants, de semences et payer les frais de labour.

Noupagagnon Ii Group's story

The 10 members of the group Noupagagnon are married men who are on average 42 years old, have 7 children and all live in traditional families in Touroumadie, one of the villages of Sikasso, third administrative region of Mali.

They work with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to manage their agricultural businesses well during winter.

They are on their second loan with the institution and the previous loan was well repaid.

Ibrahima, sitting in the first position from left to right, grows corn. With his loan he plans to buy inputs, seeds and to pay the labor costs to maintain 1 hectare.

After the harvest, the produce is sold at the village level and at the market to a clientele composed of men and women. He plans to make an average profit of 165,000 FCFA per crop cycle.

This profit will allow him to pay back his loan and also to help his large family with the daily expenses.

In this group: Bougouzie , Drissa , Dramane , Boukary , Souleymane, Ibrahima , Abdoulaye , Adama Kiriforo , N’Tio , Fatogoma

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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