A loan of $1,800 helped a member to buy farm inputs and seed, and pay labour costs.

Djiguisseme A Group's story

The five members of the Djiguissème A group are married men. On average, they are 37 years old and have five children. They all live in traditional families in Foh, one of the villages in Sikasso (the 3rd administrative region of Mali).

They collaborate with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution in order to maintain their farming activities over the rainy season and this is their sixth loan with the institution. All their previous loans have been repaid in full.

The crop they cultivate is maize. Lassina, pictured standing in the middle, intends to use his loan to buy farm inputs and seeds, and pay the labour costs to maintain 2 hectares. After harvest, the produce is sold in the village and at the market in Sikasso to both men and women customers.

Lassina is hoping to make an average of 300,000 CFA francs per campaign. This money will help him pay off the loan and support his large family with day-to-day expenses.

In this group: Lassina , Sidi , Moussa, Koungotigui , Souleymane
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight

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