A loan of $1,450 helped a member buy agricultural inputs and seeds, small farming equipment, and pay for plowing.

Wolale B Group's story

The ten members of the Wolale B group are married women who on average are 42 years old with three children, all living in traditional families in Cinzara, a village in the municipality of San, part of the San Circle in the fourth administrative region of Mali.

They collaborate with the Soro Yiriwaso micro-finance institution in carrying out their agricultural activities during the rainy season. This is their sixth loan with the institution, and past loans have been repaid in full.

The selected crops is groundnuts featuring Moussokoroni, the first woman standing from left to right in the photo. She intends to use her loan to buy agricultural inputs, seeds, small agricultural equipment, and pay for plowing to cultivate 0.5 hectares (about 1.24 acres).

After harvest the crop will be sold at village level and in San, to a clientele composed of men and women. She expects to make an average profit of 20,000 CFA francs by the end of the growing season.

This profit will enable her to pay off her loan and also to help her husband with daily expenses.

In this group: Kadia Thiemogo, Awa, Wassa, Korotimi, Fanta Adama, Gnire Kotigui, Kanouya, Minata, Moussokoroni, Mariam

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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