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Transforming Lives

 Mali - Economic Growth - Woman Entrepreneur - Seed production

One woman’s dream to help feed her home country is becoming a reality. What started as a home-based business selling small amounts of seeds to neighboring farmers has sprouted into a leading seed company that is advancing food security in Mali.

Kouma Fatima is one of many midwives that provide extra training to other midwives in long term family planning methods.

Kadia Bagayogo is a 39 year-old woman who lives in the working class neighborhood of Bamako, in Mali. She was married to Seyba Fane when she was only 14 years old. Since then, Kadia has been pregnant 11 times, with two sets of twins and one miscarriage. The couple rents a room where they live with their surviving nine children.