A loan of $2,350 helped a member to purchase agricultural inputs.

Kafoulaha Ii Group's story

The nine members of the Kafoulaha Ii Group are married men with an average age of 40 years and an average of six children. They are all living in traditional families in Ifola, a village in the third administrative region of Mali (Sikasso). They are working with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to carry out their agricultural activities during the rainy season. The group is on their fifth agricultural loan with the institution, and all of their prior loans have been repaid in full.

Salifou, shown second from the left in the photo, grows crops of corn. With his loan, he intends to purchase the fertilizer required to maintain two hectares of crops. The produce is sold in the village and at the markets in Farakala and Sikasso to a clientele composed primarily of men.

Salifou hopes to earn an income of 400,000 Francs CFA during this agricultural season. This income will allow him to repay his loan and also to help the extended family with the daily expenses.

In this group: Bahissou , Adama , Amadou, Seibou , Kalifa, N’Gourou , Ibrahima Mory , Ousmane , Salifou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe

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