A loan of $800 helped a member purchase of intrants, small equipement and labour costs.


Djekabaara 2 Group's story

The ten women of the Djekabaara 2 group are all married and average 40 years of age with four children each. The majority of them live in polygamous families in Sontiguila, one of the villages of the prefecture of Dioïla, in the Koulikoro region, which is the second administrative region of Mali.

They collaborate with the microfinance institution, Soro Yiriwaso, with the aim of better organising their activities at the beginning of the winter. The crops cultivated are among others peanuts, pearl millet and beans. The women are on their first farming loan from Soro Yiriwaso.

With this loan, Fatoumata D. is planning on buying intrants and small equipment, as well paying for the labour costs to maintain around a hectare of peanuts.

The produce, once harvested, is sold in the village of Nangola and its surroundings, as well as in the town of Dioïla to a customer base made up of men and women.

Fatoumata is expecting to make an average profit of 50,000FCFA for each season.

In this group: Sata Gaoussou , Minata , Sata Bouba , Haby , Wassa , Salimata Yaya , Fatoumata , Salimata Yacou, Aminata , Mariam Chaka

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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