A loan of $1,300 helped a member to purchase farm inputs and seeds.

Kankeletigui 1 Group's story

The members of the Kankeletigui 1 Group are married women with an average age of 41 and an average of four children each. They all live within polygamous family frameworks in Dambela Commune in Sikasso, the third administrative region of Mali. They are collaborating with the Soro Yiriwaso Microfinance Institution so that they can see through their agricultural activities during the winter period. This will be their seventh loan with Soro Yiriwaso. Their previous loans were all paid back in full. The group's main produce is corn. The group's representative is Rokia, the woman sat in the middle of the first row in the photo. With this loan, she is planning on buying farm inputs and seeds in order to maintain one hectare of land. After the harvest, the produce is sold on a village level as well as at the markets of Sikasso to a customer base made up of both men and women. She is planning on making an average profit of 170,000 FCFA per season. These profits will allow her to pay off her loan and also help her husband with daily living expenses.

In this group: Yatta , Matou , Rokia A , Djeneba S , Awa Sekou , Satou , Fatoumata , Chata , Djeneba A , Karidia M

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christopher Smith

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