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

Djiguisseme B Group's story

The four members of the Djiguissème B group are married men. On average, they are 36 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. This is their sixth loan with the institution and all their previous loans have been repaid in full.

The crop cultivated is maize. Yafoung, who is pictured standing third from the right, is planning to use his loan to buy farm inputs and seeds, and pay the labour costs to maintain one hectare. After harvest, the produce is sold in the village and at the Sikasso market to both men and women customers.

Yafoung is hoping to make an average of 150,000 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: Fousseny , Moussa , Kalifa , Yafoung

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight

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