A loan of $700 helped a member to pay for labor, seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, hoeing, and small equipment.

Djiguiseme Ii Group's story

The nine members of the DJIGUISEME II group are married women, on average 41 years old and with three 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, Sanata the second person on the left in the seated row of borrowers, plans to buy inputs and 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 50,000XOF per year.

In this group: Sanata , Setou , Chitan , Karatou Madou , Setou , Chita , Mariam , Minata , Fatoumata

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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