A loan of $1,375 helped a member to purchase tools, seeds, and farm inputs.


Djekassigui 2 Group's story

The ten women of "Djekassigui 2" are all married in traditional families, and they average 36 years of age and three children each, all living in the village of Ouolobougouni, in Région de Ségou (4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They know one another through their rainy season farm work and through ties of community, marriage, and kinship in the village. They grow peanuts, millet, and rice.

With the goal of purchasing tools and supplying themselves with farm inputs, the group members learned about the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their second farm loan cycle.

Ms. Baissa (second woman standing from the right in the photo) is a great leader of rainy season farm work in the village of Ouolobougouni. She intends to use her loan to plow her field, purchase some seeds and manure, and then pay young people to weed the field.

At the end of the rainy season, the produce is sold in cash to pay back the loan in order to have the income to care for the children and some for the family.

In this group: Baissa , Fatoumata A , Mablé , Oumou , Oumou B , Oumou B , Sirantou , Alimata O , Sitan F , Hawa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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