A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy seeds and insecticides for his garden, to increase the yield on his crops.


Danaya Group's story

N’tji is 46 years old and illiterate. He is the married father of eight children, ages 20 to 12 years old, including two who attend school. He has two wives who are housekeepers. He's the one with his hand on the pump.

N’tji is a Malian market gardener. He also has a banana field. He has been in this business for 20 years. He relies on the microfinance institution RMCR to have money. He buys seeds (cabbages, eggplants, tomatoes) for his garden and insecticides to treat the seed growth with the pump, to avoid spoilage of the vegetables. That increases his productivity. After harvesting, N'tji sells his fruits and vegetables in a semi-urban town near his village. His projected half-yearly income is 350,000 to 400,000 francs. With this profit, he can meet his family's expenses and pay for his children's school fees and healthcare.

In the future, he wants to put a new roof on his house, and plans to become a large market gardener so his village can become a supplier for his customers.

In this group: N'tji, Madou, Madjan, Dancoro, Soutie

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Mary Lou Bradley


This loan is special because:

It empowers farmers and entrepreneurs in underserved areas in Mali.



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