A loan of $300 helped to buy a semoir.


Bakary's story

Bakary is a farmer who lives in Zambougou village in southern Mali. He is married and has six children. Bakary grows corn, sorghrum, millet, peanuts, and vegetables.
With a loan from Kiva, Bakary will buy a semoir, a piece of agricultural equipment that plants seed and fertilizer according to a modern agricultural method. With a semoir, Bakary will be able to plant his land faster. In addition, the semoir will help ensure that he follows the modern agricultural method of micro-dosing. By following the method of micro-dosing he will be able to dramatically increase his harvest. With an increase in harvest, he hopes to be able to increase his income and invest in planting more fields.



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