As part of the Perpetual Tractor program, enough money was paid back by the villages to buy one new tractor for the community of N’Tentou!!
Through the program, Empower Mali donates a tractor to the community. Villages pay off the $25,000 tractors over a period of 5 years after which they own them outright. The Funds are then used to provide another village with a tractor.
With tractors as an asset, these villages produce more, specialize in more lucrative crops, and rent their tractor to neighboring villages for increased income allowing them to pay off the tractor on time and bless all the villages around them. Our PTF (Perpetual Tractor Fund) is helping Mali through its own industrial revolution.
Empower Mali already has five tractors in the communities of Sikasso, Beneko, Bougouni, San and Garalo. These communities have implemented large scale farming. They have been able to increase their farmland thereby also increasing yields.
The Empower Mali tractors food security initiative will allow farmers to modernize their business and help increase production of staples like cotton, sorghum, millet, maize, and rice. A massive increase in productivity and output will make a decisive improvement in production, employment and increase rural incomes.