A loan of $875 helped a member labor, seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, hoeing, and small equipment.


Djiguiseme I Group's story

The ten members of the DJIGUISEME I group are married women, on average 41 years old and with five children. They mostly live in polygamous families in Fala Sounkoro, one of the villages of the Massigui commune in the Dioïla prefecture of the Koulikoro region, second administrative region of Mali. They collaborate with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso with the goal of better organizing their businesses at the beginning of the rainy season. The crops they grow are, among others, groundnuts, rice, and a little millet. They are on their seventh loan with the institution.

With this loan, Aissa, the first person on the right in the row standing up, plans to buy inputs, small equipment, and pay for labor costs needed to maintain around five hectares of rice and groundnuts.
After the harvest, the produce is sold in the city of Massigui to men and women. She makes a profit of around 25,000XOF per year.

In this group: Fatoumata , Mariam , Karidiatou , Aissa , Sokone , Rokia Zoumana , Ramata , Diarratou , Djeneba , Setou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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