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


Soro Yiriwa Group's story

The three members of the group SORO YIRIWA are married men, who, on average, are 30 years old and have three children each. They all live in traditional families at LOBOUGOULA, 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 the rainy season. They are on their second crop loan with the institution and the previous loan was fully repaid. The primary crop is corn.

MAHAMADOU (the middle of the photo) intends to use his loan for 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 to a clientele composed primarily of men. He earns an income of 250.000 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: Abou , Salia , Mahamadou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Kristy Nguyen



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