A loan of $300 helped to buy a semoir.


Seriba's story

Seriba is a forty-three year old farmer from the village of Bananzole in southern Mali. Seriba is the married father of four children. On his six hectares of land he grows corn.
With a loan from Kiva, Seriba would be able to buy a semoir, which is a piece of agricultural equipment that plants seed and fertilizer following a modern agricultural method. Seriba wants a semoir so that he can reduce the amount of time it takes for him to plant his land. Currently, Seriba plants his seed and fertilizer by hand, which can take up to one week to plant one hectare. With a semoir, he will be able to cut the amount of time it takes him to plant in more than half. In addition, the semoir will help ensure that he follows a modern planting method, enabling him to increase his harvest and earn additional income.



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