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A loan of $1,275 helped a member to buy farm inputs and seeds, and to pay for plowing during the farming season.

Danaya G Group's story

The members of the DANAYA G group are married women who are, on average, 38 years old with four children each. They all live in polygamous families in Bladiè, one of the villages of the Bougouni commune (third administrative region of Mali).

They have joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to successfully carry out their farming activities during the rainy season.

They are on their fourth loan with the institution and have duly repaid their previous loans.

Oumou, a member of the group, grows groundnuts, beans and rice. In the photo, she is in the standing row, third from the right.

She plans to use her loan to buy farm inputs and seeds, and to cover the cost of plowing to cultivate one hectare (2.47 acres) of land.

After the harvest, she sells her production to both men and women, in her village, as well as in Garalo and Bougouni.

She is expecting to make a profit of 100,000 CFA francs per growing season. This profit will allow her to repay her loan and to help her husband with the daily expenses.

In this group: Oumou , Diatou Sanali , Diata , Malon , Karatou Defina , Minata , Diaratou , Awa Yacouba , Korotoumou , Nabintou Labass

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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