A loan of $750 helped a member to purchase farm inputs, such as fertilizer.


Tiormoula I Group's story

The ten members of the group "TIORMOULA I" are married women, who average 45 years of age and four children each, all living in traditional families in IFOLA, a village in the 3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali (Sikasso). The women are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to carry out their farm work during the rainy season. They are on their seventh farm loan with the institution. The past loans were indeed paid back.

The crops grown include peanuts, corn, and sweet peas, as is the case with ABY, who is standing first from the right in the photo. With her loan, she intends to purchase fertilizer to maintain 0.5 hectare. After the harvest, the produce is sold to a customer base composed of men and women in the village and in Farakala.

She plans on making a profit of 100,000 francs CFA per planting. This profit will enable her to pay back her loan and also to help her husband to cover day-to-day expenses.

In this group: Aby , Wayara , Ami , Maimouna , Natogoma , Natogoma , Djeneba Konimba , Awata , Titourou, Djeneba Yaniocoto

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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