A loan of $1,050 helped a member buy fertilizer, herbicide, and pay for tilling.

Jantoyerela C Group's story

The four members of the Jantoyerela C group are married men who on average are 41 years old with seven children, mostly living in traditional families in Niantanso, a village in the circle of Sikasso, the third administrative region of Mali.

They have been working with the Soro Yiriwaso micro-finance institution to carry out their farming activities during the rainy season. They are on their eighth maize-growing loan cycle with the institution, and all previous loans have been fully repaid.

The selected crop is maize featuring Mr. Diakalia, standing in the second position from right to left in the photo of this Jantoyerela C group of men. He intends to use the loan to buy ten 50-kilo bags of fertilizer, 17 cans of different kinds of herbicide, and pay for tilling to maintain two and a half hectares (about 6.18 acres).

After harvest the crop is sold at village level and in Sikasso, to a clientele composed of men and women, for cash and on credit. He expects to achieve an average profit of 205,000 CFA francs per growing season.

This profit will enable him to pay off part of the loan and interest, and on the other hand help with the family's daily expenses.

In this group: Abdoulaye , Lassana , Diakalia , Abdoulaye K

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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