A loan of $825 helped a member to buy farm inputs and seeds, and pay for plowing.

Djantoyerela Group's story

The members of Djantoyerela Group are married women who average 36 years of age and 2 children. They all live in polygamous families in Magana, one of the villages in Kolondieba, 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 fourth loan from the MFI. The previous loans were repaid without problems.

Sitan (second woman sitting in the photograph) is growing peanuts. With her loan, she intends to buy farm inputs and seeds, and pay for plowing to farm 2.5 hectares.

After the harvest, the production is sold in the village and in Kolondieba, to a clientele comprising both men and women.

She intends to turn a profit of XOF 145'500 (ca US$ 290) per planting, which will enable her to repay the loan, and also help her husband cover daily expenses.

In this group: Maminata, Fatoumata, Wassa, Mamine, Karidia, Sitan, Somba, Neh, Soumba, Sitan

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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