A loan of $1,150 helped a member to purchase inputs and seeds and to cover the cost of plowing.

Djegnogonton Group's story

The members of the group DJEGNOGONTON are married men averaging 45 years of age and six children each, all living in traditional families in DANDERSSO, a village in Sikasso (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The men are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to carry out their farm work during the rainy season.

The crop grown is corn. ABDOULAYE, who is standing in the middle in the photo, intend to use his loan to purchase inputs and seeds and to cover the cost of plowing for maintaining 2 hectares.

After the harvest, the produce is sold in the village and at the Sikasso market to a customer base composed essentially of retailers from big cities.

He plans on making an average profit of 350,000 francs CFA per planting. This profit will enable him to repay the loan and also to help his large family in covering day-to-day expenses.

In this group: Adoulaye, Lassina, Daouda

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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