A loan of $625 helped a member to buy farm inputs and small equipments, and pay for plowing and weeding.

Danaya Ii Group's story

The five members of DANAYA II Group are married women who average 40 years of age and four children. Most of them live in polygamous families in Thyla, one of the villages in Dioïla, Dioïla Prefecture, in Koulikouro Region, second administrative region of Mali. They work with Kiva's partner, the MFI Soro Yiriwaso, in order to better organize their activities at the start of the rainy season. Their crops include, among others, peanuts, millet, okra, and sesame. The group is seeking its sixth loan from the MFI. In the photograph, Baye is the second one from the left in the sitting row. She intends to buy farm inputs and small equipments, and pay for plowing to maintain about 1.5 hectare of millet and peanuts. After the harvest, the production is sold in Dioïla, to a clientele comprising both men and women. She intends to turn an average profit of XOF 50'000 (ca US$ 100) per farming cycle.

In this group: Gna , Baye , Mah , Oumou , Gnine
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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