A loan of $1,550 helped a member to pay labour costs and buy farm inputs, minor agricultural equipment and seed.

Djiguisseme 1 Group's story

The ten members of the Djiguisseme I group are married women. On average, they are 41 years old and have five children. They all live in traditional families in Kampogosso, one of the villages in Kimparana in the San cercle (in the 4th administrative region of Mali).

They collaborate with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution in order to maintain their farming activities over the rainy season.

This is their fifth loan with the institution and all their previous loans have been repaid in full.

Kariya (the group leader), pictured standing on the far left, grows groundnuts. She will use her loan to buy farm inputs, seed and minor agricultural equipment, as well as pay the labour costs to maintain 1.5 hectares.

After harvest, the produce is sold in the village and in Kimparana, to both men and women customers.

Kariya is hoping to make 45 000 CFA francs by the end of the campaign. This money will help her to pay off the loan and help her husband with day-to-day expenses.

NB: Makariya is absent from the photo due to a foot injury.

In this group: Kariya, Bintou Bourama, Ami Drissa, Mamou Drissa, Ina, Sanata, Ami Yakouba, Djeneba Ousmane, Makariya, Sere

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight

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