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


Djantoyerela Iv Group's story

The ten members of the Djantoyerela IV group are married women. On average, they are 35 years old and have six children. They all live in polygamous families in Bougoula, one of the villages in Sanankoroba (in the 2rd 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 second loan with the institution and all their previous loans have been repaid in full.

Kadiatou, pictured standing third from the left, grows millet. 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 the produce in the village, at the market, to both consumers and traders.

She is hoping to make 15 000 CFA francs per campaign. This money will help her to pay off the loan and help her husband with day-to-day expenses.

In this group: Kadiatou , Konimba , Bintou , Bintou , Minata , Tara , Awa , Awa , Minata , Fatou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight



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