A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy inputs, seeds and small farming equipment, and to cover the cost of plowing.

Djiguisseme 4 Group's story

The ten members of the group Djiguisseme 4 are married women who average 42 years of age and four children each. They all live in traditional families in KAMPOGOSSO, a village of the commune of Kimparana, in the circle of SAN, 4th administrative region of Mali.

They partnered with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution to sustain their farming activities during the rainy season. This is their 4th loan cycle with the MFI, and all past loans were correctly repaid.

Minessa grows groundnuts. She appears in the photo standing first from the left, wearing an ink-coloured wax pagne. She will use her loan to buy inputs, seeds and small farming equipment, and to pay for the cost of plowing 0.5 hectare of farmland.

After the harvest, the crop will be sold in the village and in Kimparana to a clientele consisting of both men and women.

Minessa expects to earn a profit of 95,500FCFA by the end of the season. This will help her to repay her loan and to help her husband with the day-to-day expenses.

In this group: Hawa Adama , Minata Adama , Elene Adama , Sitan Adama , Sali Keleya , Mamou Yakouma , Jemima , Katerine , Minessa, Fatoumata Issa

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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