A loan of $900 helped a member to buy ingredients and seeds and to pay for the labor for agricultural farming.

Danaya 4 Group's story

The members of the DANAYA 4 group are married women who are on average 41 years old, have five children, and live in polygamous families in Bladiè, a village in Bougouni, the third administrative region of Mali. They are working with microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to see through their agricultural businesses in the rainy season. They are on their tenth loan with the institution, and their previous loans were properly repaid. The grown crops are rice with CHATA DIAKADIA, the third woman standing from the right in the photo. With her loan, she plans to buy ingredients and seeds and to pay for the labor to make use of 1.25 hectares. The crops are sold in the village in Garalo, after the harvest to a clientele composed of men and women. She plans to earn 115,000 FCFA per crop. These earnings will allow her to repay her loan and also to help her husband with the daily expenses.

In this group: Chata Diakadia, Mariam Sidio, Karatou Amadou, Bintou Amadou, Sanata, Mamou Adama, Fatoumata Amadou, Awa, Mariam Youssouf, Rokia Zou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W.

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