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

Banakane 5 Group's story

The members of the Banakane 5 group are all married women of an average age of 50 with six children, living in polygamous families in Bandiagara, in the fifth administrative region of Mali.
They collaborate with the Soro Yiriwaso micro finance institution in order to manage their market gardening businesses during this winter's end.
This is their first loan from the institution.
The crops they cultivate are mainly onions as is the case of Mrs. Fatim Hamadou who is standing first from left to right in the photo.
With her loan, she plans to buy seeds and fertiliser. After harvesting, she sells the produce in the villages of Bandiagara and Mopti to her clientele of men and women.
She hopes to make a profit of 24000 Francs CFA at the end of the season. This profit will enable her to help her husband with family expenses and to reinvest the remainder in her business.

In this group: Assa Boureîma , Fatim Hamadou , Adam Bakaye , Yatimba , Denie Hama, Adama Issa, Yamion Pemo, Binta Oumar , Assata Ali Mondo , Oumou Hamadou *
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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