A loan of $1,025 helped a member labour, seeds, fertiliser, herbicide, hoeing and basic tools.


Ambatiessiri Iii Group's story

The Ambatiessiri III group is made up of married women who are aged 44 years old on average, and have 3 children each. The majority of them live in polygamous families in Dioni, one of the villages in the Baroueli prefecture, in the Segou region (the fourth largest administrative region in the Republic of Mali). The women of the Ambatiessiri III group work with Soro Yiriwaso in order to better organise their winter activities. They cultivate, among other things, millet, peanuts, sesame and beans etc. They are on their seventh loan with the organisation. With this loan, Madame Fatoumata, the third person standing (from left to right) in the back row, aims to pay the costs of labour and hoeing, as well as purchasing seeds, fertiliser, herbicide and other basic tools in order to manage her 1 hectare peanut field. After cultivation, the crops are sold for cash in Konobougou. She aims to realise an average monthly profit of 80,000 FCFA per harvest which will partly be reinvested in the business. The women of the Ambatiessiri III group have indicated that they are happy with their collaboration with Soro Yiriwaso and have confidence in a strong and fruitful agricultural harvest.

In this group: Mariam , Djeneba , Oumou , Nana , Nah , Nana , Awa , Nana , Moussokoura , Fatoumata
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Treharne



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