A loan of $875 helped a member to purchase farming supplies and seeds.


Kato Allama 2 Group's story

The members of the Kato Allama 2 group are married women with an average age of 43 years and an average of 4 children each, who all live in polygamous families in Bougoulaba, one of the villages of the Wateni community in Sikasso, the 3rd administrative region of Mali.

The woman are partnering with the microfinance organization Soro Yiriwaso in order to better manage their farming businesses during the rainy season. They are on their sixth loan with the organization, and their previous loans have all been fully repaid.

Djenebou, sitting on the far right in the photo, grows and cultivates corn. With her loan, she plans to purchase farming supplies and seeds to maintain two hectares of land. She sells her crops in her village and in Sikasso after harvesting them, to a customer base made up of both men and women.

Djenebou plans to earn an average income of 215,000 francs CFA per field. This will allow her to pay back her loan and also to help her husband with the daily expenses.

In this group: Minata , Mamou , Mamou , Chata Dra, Mariam , Minata , Awa , Safoura , Djenebou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips



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