A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and seeds and pay labour wages.


Danaya E Group's story

The members of the Danaya E group are married women with an average age of 39 and, on average, 4 children, who all live in polygamous families in Bladiè, one of the villages in Bougouni, 3rd administrative region of Mali. They are working with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution in order to carry out their farming activities during the rainy season. This is their 4th loan from the institution. The previous loans have been correctly repaid.

Djenebou, sitting second from the left in the picture, grows folio (a species of millet), groundnuts and rice. She plans to use her loan to buy agricultural inputs and seeds, and to pay the labourers needed for the cultivation of one hectare of farmland. After the harvest, the produce will be sold in the village, and in Garalo and Manankoro, to a clientèle made up of men and women. She expects to make a profit of 115 500 francs per crop cycle. This profit will enable her to repay her loan and also to help her husband with the daily living expenses.

In this group: Djenebou , Minata , Bibatou, Adiaratou , Batoma , Kadidia Garalo , Korotoumou , Chatou , Bassitan, Awa Madou

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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