A loan of $525 helped a member to buy small tools, seeds and agricultural inputs.

Fassokounawolo B Group's story

The ten members of the Fassokounawolo B group are all married women living in traditional families. On the average, they are 34 years old, with three children. They all live in the N’gara village in the Ségou region (the fourth administrative region of Mali). They know each other through their seasonal agricultural activities or as relatives or village neighbors. They grow peanuts, millet and rice. In order to buy small tools and stock up on agricultural inputs [fertilizers etc], the group members have reached out to Soro Yiriwaso and are now on third agricultural loan cycle.

Mrs. Rokia (the first one seated on the left in the photo) plans to use her loan to pay for the cost of labor on her field as well as seeds and fertilizers and also the cost of weeding, done by young people. At the end of the rainy season, she will sell her produce to repay her loan, with the remaining revenue to be used for her children’s and her family’s needs.

In this group: Rokia , Niamangolo , Kadiatou , Awa , Nana , Biba , Kadiatou Bakary , Bah , Assetou , Sali

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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