A loan of $1,025 helped a member [to buy] seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, and small pieces of equipment [and to pay for] labor and weeding.

Danaya Iv Group's story

The ten members of the Danaya IV group are married women who, on average, are 31 years old and have three children. They live mostly in polygamous families in Diassela, a village in the region of Koulikoro, the second administrative region of Mali. They are working with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso with the goal of better organizing their activities at the start of the rainy season.

They grow, among other things, ground nuts, millet, and beans. They are on their third loan with the institution.

With this new loan, Karia, the first person seated on the left, plans to buy farm inputs, small pieces of equipment and to pay for the cost of labor to maintain about 2 hectares of millet and ground nuts.

After the harvest, the crops are sold in the town of Beleco to customers who are men and women. Karia hopes to earn about 110,000 francs CFA per field.

In this group: Sali, Bintou, Sanata, Satou Oumar, Mata, Alimata, Facouma, Mahawa, Assitan, Karia

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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