A loan of $1,025 helped a member to pay labour costs and buy farm inputs and seeds.

Djantoyerela Iii Group's story

The ten members of the Djantoyerela III group are married women. On average, they are 40 years old and have five children. They all live in polygamous families in Bougoula, one of the villages in Sanankoroba (in the 2rd administrative region of Mali).

The members of the group collaborate with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution in order to maintain their farming activities over the rainy season. This is their second loan with the institution.

Nyele, pictured standing second from the left, grows groundnuts. She will use her loan to buy farm inputs and seeds, and pay the labour costs to maintain 0.5 hectares.

After harvest, she sells her produce in the village, at the market, to both consumers and traders.

She is hoping to make 20 000 CFA francs per campaign and this money will help her to pay off the loan and help her husband with day-to-day expenses.

In this group: Nyele, Alima, Fanta, Tama, Bintou, Fily, Mariam, Sitan, Aby, Mariam

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight

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