A loan of $2,575 helped a member to buy farm inputs and seeds.

Djantoyerela 1 Group's story

The members of Djantoyerela 1 Group are men averaging 43 years of age and four children. They all live in polygamous families in Niantanso, one of the villages in Sikasso, third administrative region of Mali.

They work with Kiva's partner, the MFI Soro Yiriwaso, in order to carry out their farming activities during the rainy season. They are seeking their sixth loan from the MFI. Previous loans were repaid without problems.

Mr. Salifou (second one from the left in the standing row) is growing corn. With his loan, he intends to buy farm inputs and seeds to maintain two hectares. After the harvest, the production is sold at the market in the village, to a clientele comprising both men and women.

He intends to turn an average profit of XOF 300'000 (ca US$ 600) per planting. This profit will enable him to repay the loan and cover the daily expenses of his family.

In this group: Abdoulaye , Salifou , Moussa , Yakouba , Adama , Amidou , Nanourgou , Seydou , Konon , Amadou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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