A loan of $300 helped to buy a semoir.


Souleymane's story

Souleymane is from the village of Marako in southern Mali. He is forty years old and is the married father of six children. Souleymane is a farmer and grows corn, chili, cucumber, okra, peanuts, and rice. With Kiva loan Souleymane will buy a semoir, a piece of agricultural equipment that plants seed and fertilizer at the same time. A semoir would enable Souleymen to plant his land faster and would eliminate the need for him to hire workers to help plant his field. Because it takes so long to plant and fertilize his fields by hand, Souleymane has land that lies idle. But with a semoir, Souleymane hopes that he will be able to increase the amount of land he plants, which means that he will have more food to feed his growing children.



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