A loan of $1,700 helped a member to pay for plowing, buying farm inputs, agricultural tools, and seeds.


Djiguisseme 3 Group's story

The 10 members of the group called DJIGUISSEME 3 are married women with an average age of 39 and 6 children, all living in traditional families in Kampogosso, one of the villages of the community of Kimparana, administrative circle of San, fourth administrative region of Mali.

They collaborate with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso so as to succeed with their agricultural activities during the rainy season. They are on their fifth loan with the institution, their prior loans having been correctly reimbursed.

Bintou Dramane, the first woman sitting left to right in the photo cultivates peanuts. With her loan she intends to buy inputs, seeds and tools, and pay plowing fees to maintain one and a half hectares. Her produce is sold in the village and in Kimparana, after the harvest, to a clientele composed of men and women. She expects to make an average profit of 110,000 F CFA at the end of the growing season.

This profit will allow her to repay her loan and also to help her husband with the daily expenses.

In this group: Gnancho , Wassa Soumana , Rokia Adama , Sitan Sidiki , Sanata Sidiki , Sali Issa , Ramata Issa , Bintou Dramane , Setou Moutapha , Mariam Moussa

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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