A loan of $2,575 helped a member to take better advantage of his garden so as to have more vegetables to sell and export his produce.

Djiguiya Group's story

Bourama is a market gardener from Mali. He is the one wearing the red T-shirt. He cannot read and write and is 34, married, and the father of five children aged between one year and seven years old. Two of the children are in school. Bourama is polygamous and his wives are housewives.

Bourama has been in this business for 23 years. To improve the quality of his market gardening, he is asking for a loan from RMCR. In a town near his village he buys seeds, fertilizer, and insecticides to care for his garden where he grows cabbage, eggplants, and tomatoes. He takes his vegetables to the town for sale and can make a profit of 400,000 XOF at the end. Because of the loan he has a means of transport and he can take charge of his family's needs.

In future, he hopes to become a well-known market gardener and export his produce to other countries. Often he has difficulty finding enough water in the wells so that he can soak his crops as he wishes. Poor sales are also an obstacle he faces.

In this group: Bourama, Seydou, Moussa, Issa, Seydou, Adama

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

This loan is special because:

It empowers farmers and entrepreneurs in underserved areas in Mali.

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