A loan of $525 helped a member to buy farm inputs and seeds.

Kondiougou 6 Group's story

The members of the KONDIOUGOU 6 group are married women who are, on average, 42 years old and also have an average of six children each. They all live in polygamous families in Bandiagara (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 activities during the end of this rainy season. This is their first loan with the institution.

Noukiatou Oumar, a member of the group, essentially grows onions. In the photo, she is in the standing row, fifth from the left. She plans to use her loan to buy seeds and fertilizers.

After the harvest, she sells her crops in her village, in Ondougou and Bandiagara, to a customer base which consists of men and women.

Noukiatou Oumar is expecting to make a profit of 24,000 CFA francs at the end of the farming season. With this profit, she will be able to help her husband with the family expenses: food, health and schooling costs. The rest will be reinvested in farming.

In this group: Ramata Moctar, Badjènè Alaye, Habi Dramane, Noukiatou Oumar, Coumbou Hamadou, Kadidia Hamedou, Aîssa Amadou, Aîssa Kalilou , Djénéba Sekou, Maîmouna Alaye

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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