A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy fertilizers, seeds, herbicide, small tools, and pay for plowing and weeding.


Dialabaton Ii Group's story

The ten members of Dialabaton II Group are married women who average 37 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, Djeneba (the woman standing in the middle on the photograph) 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 100'000 (ca US$ 200) per planting.

In this group: Sira , Sefa , Awa , Djeneba, Djeneba, Djeneba , Maramou, Tata , Ami , Djeneba
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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