A loan of $525 helped a member to pay for labour, seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, hoeing, and small equipment.

Djiguisseme 5 Group's story

The six members of the Djiguisseme 5 group are married women, on average 34 years old with 3 children each. They live for the most part in polygamous households in Fissaba, one of the villages in the district 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, Alima, who is sitting in the middle of the photo, intends to buy agricultural inputs and small equipment and pay for labour (hoeing) costs to manage about 0.8 hectares of rice and peanuts.
After the harvest, the produce is sold district-wide in Missagui to a clientele composed of men and women. Each member intends to realize an average profit of about 40,000 FCFA for the season.

In this group: Mariyama Dara, Awa Minamourou, Karidia, Mariyama Sinaly, Alima, Sadio

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