A loan of $775 helped a member to buy farm inputs and seeds.

Kondiougou 3 Group's story

The members of the Kondiougou 3 group are all married women who are, on average, 46 years old and have four children. They all live in polygamous families in Bandiagara, in the fifth administrative region of Mali.

They are working with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to better carry out their small-scale farming at the end of this rainy season. They are on their second loan with the institution, and their previous loan has been repaid correctly.

Nafissa grows onions, and she is the person standing third from the left. With this loan, she plans to buy seeds and fertilizer.

After the harvest, crops are sold at the village level, in Bandiagara and Mopti, to men and women customers.

Nafissa hopes to earn 55,000 francs CFA at the end of the season. These earnings will allow her to help her husband with the family expenses: food, health and schooling costs. The rest will be reinvested in farming.

In this group: Aïssa , Fatouma , Nafissa, Fatouma, Hawa , Nouhéatou Bocar , Oumou Hassana , Pati Madou, Dado Mama , Hawa Hamdou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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