A loan of $600 helped a member seedlings and fertiliser, small farming equipment and labor costs.


Djiguisseme 3 Group's story

The seven members of the Djiguisseme 3 group are married women, on average 21 years old with two children. Most live in polygamous families in Nangola, one of the villages in the Dioïla Prefecture of the Koulikouro region, which belongs to the 2nd administrative region of Mali.

They collaborate with the Soro Yiriwaso MFI to better organise their activities at the start of the winter campaign. The crops they speculate on are rice, ground nuts and millet, among others. This is their fifth campaign loan, and all previous loans were well reimbursed.

With this new loan, Mamou Cissé intends to buy seedlings and fertiliser before prices increase, small farming equipment and pay labor costs to cultivate her arable land, estimated at 1.5 hectares (approx. 3.7 acres), a portion of the group’s 18 hectares (approx. 44 acres).

The crops are sold after harvest in Nangola and the adjoining area, and in the town of Dioïla, to both men and women customers.

They hope to reach an average profit of 35,000 FCFA per campaign.

In this group: Chata , Mariam , Mamou , Atoumata , Kadia , Barro , Mamou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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