A loan of $825 helped a member to buy fertilizers (complex fertilizers), peanut seeds, and to use manual labor for labor and hoeing.

Djamadjigui 2 Group's story

Predominantly married into large polygamous families, the six members of the group Djamadjigui 2 are on average 40 years old and have 3 children. They all live in the village of Moudjirila in the urban community of Ségou (4th administrative region of Mali) and know one another through marital and parental ties. With the goal of increasing their cultivable land, they appealed to Soro Yiriwaso and are on their second farm loan. Millet, fonio (a millet grown in Mali), peanuts and rice are the crops cultivated by the members of the group. Mrs. Mariam Traoré expects to use her loan to buy 2 bags of complex fertilizer, 20 kg of peanut seeds and to recruit the manual labor for the labor and hoeing activities in the fields. She gets her supply of agricultural inputs at the large market in Ségou, and her manual labor from the association of young people and women of the village. She hopes to produce 13 bags of peanuts, 6 bags of millet and 3 bags of fonio on her 1.5 hectares of cultivable land. The millet and fonio she produces she consumes herself, while the peanuts produced are sold to pay for the health needs of her children, perishable foods and social cases. Mrs. Mariam Traoré, like all the other women of the group, has the objective of raising small ruminant animals, which will eventually allow them to have their own steer for labor.

In this group: Mariam, Minata, Bintou, Fatoumata, Alimata Sibiry, Maïmouna

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz

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