July 14, 2005

A machine that shells grains and saves women hours of labor

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Loriana Dembélé finds funds to support projects such as the one above. The machine in the above picture is called a multi-functional platform. A group of women in the village of Sikasso paid Ji Duma through a micro-loan system and now own the machine. They use it to shell grains, thus saving them hours of hard labor. The women own the machine and generate income as other villagers must pay them in order to use the machine.

Posted by Mary at July 14, 2005 05:05 AM