A loan of $525 helped a member [to buy] seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, and small pieces of equipment [and to pay for] labor and weeding.

Danaya V Group's story

The six members of the Danaya V group are married women who, on average, are 37 years old and have four children. They live mostly in polygamous families in Diassela, one of the villages in the Koulikoro region, 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 beginning 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, Djeneba Issa, the person seated in the middle, plans to buy farm inputs and small pieces of equipment and to pay the costs of labor to maintain about one hectare of millet and groundnuts.

After the harvest, the crops are sold in the town of Beleco to customers who are men and women.

Djeneba Issa hopes to earn 90,000 francs CFA per field.

In this group: Sanata, Djeneba Issa, Awa Fin, Tata, Baro, Fanta

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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