A loan of $825 helped a member to pay for plowing and to buy farm inputs and seeds.

Fassokadi Iv Group's story

The members of the FASSOKADI IV group are married women, who are, on average, 40 years old and also have an average of six children each. They all live in polygamous families in Korobarrage, one of the villages of the Sikasso region (third administrative region of Mali). They have joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to successfully carry out their farm work during the rainy season. They are on their third loan with the institution and have duly repaid their previous loans.

Korotoumou, a member of the group, grows maize. In the photo, she is in the front row, in the middle of the group.

She plans to use her loan to cover the cost of plowing and to buy seeds and fertilizers in order to cultivate 0.5 hectare (1.23 acre) of land. After the harvest, she sells her crop in her village, at the market, to a customer base consisting of both men and women.

She is expecting to make a profit of 80,000 CFA francs per growing season. This profit will allow her to repay her loan and to help her husband with the daily expenses.

In this group: Afou , Fatoumata , Ramatou , Oumou , Awa , Korotoumou, Balli , Korotoumou , Minata , Rokia

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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