A loan of $1,100 helped a member to buy fertilizers and farm inputs, and to pay for the cost of plowing.

Kotognogontala 6 Group's story

The seven members of the KOTOGNOGONTALA 6 group are married women who are, on average, 33 years old with three children each. Most of them live in traditional families in Fachoribougou, a village located in the commune of Kaboila, Cercle of Sikasso (third administrative region of Mali).

They have joined the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to successfully carry out their farming activities during the rainy season. They are now on their eleventh farming loan with the institution and have duly repaid all their previous loans.

Woriata, a member of the group, grows groundnut. In the photo, she is first from the right in the front row. She plans to use her loan to buy one 50-kilo bag of fertilizer, one can of herbicide, and also to cover the cost of plowing to maintain 0.25 hectare of land.

After the harvest, she sells her production in Sikasso and in her village, to both men and women who pay her in cash and sometimes on credit. She is expecting to make an average profit of 73,000 CFA francs per planting season. Thanks to this profit, she will be able to repay her loan and the interest, and to help her husband with the family's daily expenses.

In this group: Abi , Massitan , Sali , Afou , Afou , Sali Boukary , Woriata

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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