A loan of $750 helped a member to pay for labour, agricultural inputs, and seeds.


Jekawili Ii Group's story

The members of the "Jekawili II" group are married women, on average 42 years old with six children, and all live in polygamous households in Korobarrage, one of the towns in Sikasso, the 3rd administrative region of Mali.
They work with the microfinance institute Soro Yiriwaso in order to manage their farming activity properly during the rainy season.
They are on their fifth loan with the institution, and all the previous loans were repaid properly.
Ms. Mariam, sitting all the way on the right in the photo, grows maize.
With her loan, she intends to pay for labour, seeds, and fertilizers to maintain 0.5 hectares. The produce is sold in town and in Sikasso after the harvest to a clientele composed of men and women.
She intends to realize a profit of 90,000 FCFA for the season.
This profit will allow her to repay her loan and also help her husband with the daily expenses.

In this group: Nene , Djeneba , Awa , Kadia , Assouma , Antou , Fatoumata , Mariam , Assetou , Fatouma

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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