Bonjour Diamond MicroFinance, Mali
Established in 2015, Bonjour Diamond MicroFinance is a collaboration between Mustardseed and a rural community near the Bandiagara escarpment, Mali, in response to the need for affordable loans for women farmers who had naturally formed themselves into groups. When asked what their needs were, the women of the commune of Wadouba requested more affordable loans and loans that were better adapted to their cultivation and harvest cycle. They also expressed interest in improving their entrepreneurial and financial management know-how. When the men of the community felt left out, it was decided collectively that short-term loans would be extended to them. Bonjour Diamond MicroFinance offers loans in conjunction with training adapted to the needs of the borrowers.