A loan of $825 helped a member to buy farm inputs.


Noupagagnon Ii Group's story

The four members of the group NOUPAGAGNON II are married men, who on average, are 40 years old and have six children each. They all live in traditional families at N'GOLONIENA, a village in Sikasso, the third administrative region of Mali. They work with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to carry out their agricultural activities during rainy season. They are ready for their fourth growing season with the institution and all previous loans have been fully repaid. The primary crop is corn.

Yacouba (first person on the right) intends to use his loan to buy fertilizer to maintain two hectares. The crops are divided into two parts - one is reserved for food and the other is sold after harvest at the village and at Lobougoula to a clientele composed primarily of men (rarely women).

He earns an income of 200.000 f CFA at the end of the season. This income will enable him to repay his loan and help cover his family's daily expenses.

In this group: Siaka , Drissa , Adama, Yacouba

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Kristy Nguyen



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