A loan of $400 helped a member purchase of intrants and small equipment as well payment of labor costs.


Djekabaara 3 Group's story

The seven members of the Djekabaara 3 group are married women, who average 35 years of age and have three 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 season. The crops they cultivate are peanuts, pearl millet and beans. They are on their first farming loan from Soro Yiriwaso. With this loan, Sitan C. is planning to buy intrants before prices rise, and small equipment, as well as paying the labor costs to maintain around a hectare of peanuts. The produce, once harvested, is sold in the village of Nangola and the surroundings as well as in the town of Dioïla, to a customer base made up of retailers and consumers. The women are expecting to make an average profit of 50,000FCFA at the end of the season.

In this group: Salimata , Kadiatou , Sata Adama , Kadia , Sitan , Mamou , Mariam Amadou
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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