A loan of $950 helped a member labor, fertilizer, and small farming equipment.

Djekafo I Group's story

The Djekafo I group is made up of 10 married women with an average age of 42, an average of 4 children, and they live for the most part in polygamous families in Dramanebougou, one of the villages in the Dioïla prefecture, in the Koulikoro region, the second administrative region of Mali.
They are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to better organize their rainy season activities.
They grow, among other crops, pearl millet, peanuts, and beans. They are on their third seasonal loan and all their previous loans have been repaid in full.
With this new loan, Konimba T. plans on buying fertilizer, small farming equipment, and paying for the labor costs involved in maintaining approximately 1.5 hectares of pearl millet and peanuts.
The harvested crops are sold in Dioïla and Massigui to a client base made up of consumers and shopkeepers.
She hopes to make a profit of approximately 45,000 francs CFA by the end of the season.

In this group: Mariam, Awa, Minata, Fatoumata, Sitan, Sata Drissa, Korotimi, Nene, Konimba, Alimata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Manuel Carreiro

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