A loan of $450 helped a member to pay for labouring costs and the purchase of seeds and fertiliser.


Djekabara Ii Group's story

The six members of the Djekabara II group are married women who are on average 38 years old with five children. They live in polygamous families in Banambani, one of the villages in Ouelessebougou, in the second administrative region of Mali. They collaborate with the Soro Yiriwaso micro finance organisation in order to manage their farming businesses during the winter. They are on their eighth loan with the institution, repaid. Fatoumata who is the first standing from left to right in the photo, cultivates groundnuts. With her loan she plans to buy seeds and fertiliser and to pay for labouring costs for 0.5 hectares. After the harvest she sells her production in the village and in Ouelessebougou, to her clientele of consumers and retailers. She plans to make a profit of 40.000FCFA per exploitation. This profit will enable her to pay back her loan and help her husband with their daily expenses.

In this group: Fatoumata , Gada , Aba , Bintou , Oumou , Fanta
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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