A loan of $300 helped to buy a semoir.


Konimba's story

Yiriba is a seventy-two year old farmer from the village of Marako in southern Mali. He is married and the father of eight children. Yiriba is a farmer and grows corn, millet, and peanuts.
With a loan from Kiva, Yiriba would be able to buy a semoir, which is a piece of agricultural equipment that plants seed and fertilizer. With a semoir Yiriba will no longer have to hire people to help him plant his field by hand. Rather, he will be able to operate the semoir and quickly plant his field. Due to how quickly a semoir plants a field, Yiriba believes he will able to increase the amount of land he cultivates every year, which will mean more food for his family.



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