A loan of $1,275 helped a member to pay for labour, seeds, fertiliser, herbicide, and small equipment.


Djiguisseme 1 Group's story

The ten members of the Djiguisseme 1 group are married women, on average 38 years old with 3 children. They live for the most part in polygamous households in Fissaba, a village in the town of Massigui in the Dioïla Prefecture, Koulikoro region, which is the second administrative region in Mali. They work with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to better organize their businesses at the start of the rainy season. The crops they grow include, among others, rice and peanuts. They are on their fifth loan collaboration with the institution. With this new loan, Rahama, standing second from the left in the photo, intends to buy agricultural inputs and small equipment and pay for labour costs to manage about 1 hectare of rice and peanuts. After the harvest, the produce is sold town-wide in Missagui to a clientele composed of men and women. Each member intends to realize an average profit of about 70,000 FCFA for the season.

In this group: Rahama , Sinaly Mata , Sitan , Banfali Mouyama , Aramatou , Aïssa , Rokia , Safiatou , Arabani , Sadio
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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