A loan of $475 helped a member purchase labor, supplies, and seeds.


Sinignessigui Iii Group's story

The members of Sinignessigui III are married women with an average age of 40 years and 6 children each. They all live in polygamous families in Korobarrage, one of the villages of Sikasso, the third administrative region of Mali. The women are partnering with the microfinance organization Soro Yiriwaso in order to further their agricultural businesses during the rainy season. They are on their third loan with the organization, the previous loans having been fully repaid. The crop of choice for Kadiatou, pictured standing second from the left in the photo, is corn. With this loan, she plans to purchase labor, seeds, and the supplies to maintain her half hectare. The harvest is sold at the village in Sikasso after harvesting, to a customer base made up of men and women. Kadiatou hopes to earn an average monthly profit of 105,000 francs CFA per field. This profit will allow her to pay back her loan and also to help her husband with the daily expenses.

In this group: Fatoumta , Kadiatou , Chata , Rokia , Fatoumata , Mariama , Salimata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips



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