A loan of $1,325 helped a member to buy farm inputs and seeds, and pay for plowing.


Danaya B Group's story

The members of Danaya B Group are married women who average 39 years of age and 4 children. They all live in polygamous families in Bladiè, one of the villages in Bougouni, 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.

Makeme (first woman on the right in the sitting row) is growing peanuts and rice. With her loan, she intends to buy farm inputs and seeds, and pay for plowing to farm 1 hectare.

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

She intends to turn a profit of XOF 100'000 (ca US$ 200) per planting, which will enable her to repay the loan, and also help her husband cover daily expenses.

In this group: Makeme , Mamou , Minata , Diatou , Adiara , Mariam , Komba , Maimouna , Sali Bakary , Rahama

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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