A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and seeds, and pay for they labor needed to maintain one hectare of farmland.


Djouraton Ii Group's story

The members of the Djouraton II Group are married women with an average age of 43 years, and an average of four children. They are all living in polygamous families in Nala, one of the districts in the city of Fakola, third administrative region of Mali. They are working with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to carry out their agricultural activities during the rainy season. The group is on their seventh loan cycle, and their past loans have been repaid in full.

Mayamou Gama, shown seated on the far left in the photo, grows crops of peanuts. With her ​​loan, she intends to buy agricultural inputs and seeds, and pay for they labor needed to maintain one hectare of farmland. After the harvest, her produce is sold at the village market to a clientele composed of men and women.

She hopes to earn an income of 85,500 Francs CFA per agricultural cycle. This income will allow her to repay her loan and also to help her husband with their daily expenses.

In this group: Mayamou Gama , Minata , Farima , Diatou , Tene , Sali
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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