A loan of $1,175 helped a member pay for plowing, seeds, farm inputs, and farming supplies.

Ankabenkelekan 3 Group's story

The 10 members of the Ankabenkelekan 3 group are married women. On average, they are 41 years old and have three children. They live in traditional families in Fonfona, a village in Koutiala, which is in the third administrative region of Mali.

They work with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to see their farming activities through the rainy season. This is their ninth loan with the institution, and their previous loans were repaid.

They grow rice and peanuts with Rokia Mamaly, who is seated in the middle of the photo. With her loan, she would like to pay for farm inputs, seeds, farming supplies, and plowing to maintain 1.5 hectares of land.

After the harvest, their crops will be sold in the village and in Koutiala to a mixed clientele. They would like to earn an average profit of 105,000 FCFA before the end of the season. The profits will allow her to pay her loan and to help her family with the daily expenses.

In this group: Rokia Mamaly, Sitan Tiemoko, Sanata Soumaila, Minata Moussa, Djeneba Bakaridjan, Kadiatou Seny, Minata Salifou, Awa Bamory, Sali Ousmane, Rokia Sidiki

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin

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