A loan of $1,150 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and seeds.

Jiguiseme I Group's story

The members of the JIGUISEME I group are married women who, on average, are 40 years old and have four children each. They all live in polygamous families in Kafana, one of the villages of the Cercle of Sikasso, third administrative region of Mali.

They have joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to successfully carry out their farming activities during the rainy season. They are on their fifth loan with the institution and their previous loans have been duly repaid.

The featured borrower, Adja, grows groundnuts. In the photo, she is in the middle of the standing row. She plans to use her loan to buy agricultural inputs and seeds, in order to cultivate 1 hectare (2.47 acres) of land.

After the harvest, she sells her crop in the village and at the Sikasso market. Her customers are both men and women.

She is expecting to make an average profit of 125,000 CFA francs per season. This profit will allow her to repay her loan and to help her husband cover the daily expenses.

In this group: Adja , Diatou Daouda , Demou , Abi Issa , Tientio Ngnagnion, Mafoune Karim, Abi Tahirou , Batitio , Kadiatou Drissa , Cheta Sory

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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