A loan of $1,125 helped a member to buy farm inputs, small tools, and pay for plowing.

Dialabaton I Group's story

The ten members of Dialabaton I Group are married women who average 39 years of age and four children. Most live in polygamous families in Kobili, one of the villages in Guégnaka, a commune in Dioîla Prefecture, Koulikoro Region, second administrative region of Mali.

They work with Kiva's partner, the MFI Soro Yiriwaso, in order to better organize their activities at the start of the rainy season. The crops they grow are peanuts, millet, and beans. They are seeking their seventh loan from the MFI.

With this loan, Sitan (first woman on the left in the sitting row) intends to buy farm inputs, small tools, and pay for plowing to maintain approximately one hectare of millet and peanuts.

After the harvests, the production is sold in the town of Fana, to a clientele comprising both men and women. She hopes to turn an average profit of XOF 95'000 (ca US$ 190) per planting.

In this group: Monh Zoumana , Alimata, Mariam, Wari , Alimata, Fatoumata, Mah, Baro, Sitan, Sougoura

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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