Total loan: $1,075
Djèkafo 3 Group
Sirakorobougou, Région de Ségou, Mali / Agriculture
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A loan helped to buy groundnut seeds, fertilizer, herbicide and to hire laborers.
Djèkafo 3 Group's story
The women of group Djèkafo 3, which is composed of ten members, are in their majority married in large traditional families. They are on average 36 years old with three kids and live in the village of Sirakorobougou in the rural township of Tissala, Segou region (Mali's fourth administrative region). They got to know each other through their their husbands, neighbors and families. In order to increase the size of their plots, they contacted Soro Yiriwaso and are on their first agricultural loan cycle. The group members are primarily going to grow groundnuts, millet and black-eyed peas. Mrs. Dadi (sitting second from the left in the picture) intends to use her loan to buy one bag of urea fertilizer, 25 kilos groundnut seeds, one liter herbicide, and to recruit laborers to plow and weed in her fields. She gets her agricultural intrants from the fair in Tissala. Plowing and weeding is the work of the village's men. On her 5 acres of land, she counts on harvesting five bags of millet, twenty bags of groundnuts, two bags of black-eyed peas and their greens. Half of all the cultivated product is intended for sale, with the other half for family consumption. The profit is used to provide for the household's small expenses and for the children's support.