A loan of $1,750 helped a member cover the costs of resources, grains and labor for a season of crops.

Djantoyerela 1 Group's story

The members of the DJANTOYERELA 1 group are all married women, on average 36 years old and with three children, all living in polygamous families in Kalakan, a village in the Kolondieba region (3rd largest region in Mali). They collaborate with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to ensure the success of their farming plans during the winter season. They are on their sixth loan, all previous loans have been successfully reimbursed. Mariam, seen sitting in the photo, grows peanuts. This loan will allow her to purchase grains and cover other resources and labor costs to harvest three acres of land. The output is sold at the village market in Kolondieba to a client base made up of both men and women. She hopes to make a profit of 185 500 FCFA (approximately 282 USD) per season. This profit will allow her to reimburse her loan, as well as help her husband to take care of the daily expenses.

In this group: Minata , Alima , Djenebou, Fousseta, Mariam , Ramatou , Diatou , Massibiri , Minata , Mariam

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chloé Tuot

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