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Sabali Group
In this Group: Fatoumata, Aminata , Aissa , Mariam , Aissa , Batenin , Fatoumata , Malado
The group Sabali is composed of eight married woman living in large polygamous families. These women average 32 years of age and four children, and they all live in the village of Zogofina Wêrê, of the rural community of Sakoïba - prefecture of Ségou (4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They know one another through ties of kinship and marriage. Their winter-time work involves growing millet, peanuts, hibiscus flowers, beans, sesame, etc.

With the goal of obtaining farm supplies for their use and being able to recruit men (workers) for labor and weeding at the start of the rainy season, the group members turned towards Soro Yiriwaso. And they are now on their first farm loan cycle after having correctly repaid three solidarity loans.

This loan will be used to buy 16 sacks of fertilizer and 800 kg of millet and peanut seeds and to recruit the manpower for labor and weeding. Essential supplies are gotten at the grand marketplace of Ségou during the weekly fairs. Part of the harvest is consumed at home while the other part is destined for sale to men and women customers at the Ségou weekly fair.

The profit is used for covering the costs of health care and schooling for the children and for processing and purchasing fodder (meal) for the livestock in order to feed the cows well, which produce a large quantity of milk destined to be sold.

The group members have the ambition to increase the amount of milk produced, so as to increase the volume to be sold.
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Le groupe Sabali est composé de huit femmes mariées vivant dans des grandes familles polygames avec en moyenne 32 ans et 4 enfants. Elles habitent toutes dans le village de Zogofina Wêrê, de la commune rurale de Sakoïba - préfecture de Ségou (4ème région administrative de la république du Mali) et se sont connues à travers des liens de parenté et de mariage.
Ces femmes ont pour activité hivernale la culture de mil, d’arachide, de l’oseille de guinée, de haricot, de sésame etc.
Dans le but d’avoir des intrants agricoles à leur disposition et de pouvoir recruter des hommes (manœuvres) pour le labour et le sarclage au début de la saison des pluies, elles ont fait recours à Soro Yiriwaso avec qui elles sont à leur 1ier cycle de prêt de campagne, après avoir remboursés correctement les 3 prêts solidaires.
Ce prêt sera utilisé pour acheter, 16 sacs d’engrais, 800 kg de semences de mil et d’arachide, recruter de la main d’œuvre pour le labour et le sarclage. Elles se ravitaillent en matières premières au grand marché de Ségou lors des foires hebdomadaires. Une partie de la récolte est auto consommée tandis que l’autre moitié est destinée à la vente dans la foire hebdomadaire de Ségou à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Le bénéfice est utilisé pour prendre en charge les soins de santé, les frais de scolarité des enfants, le traitement et l’achat d’aliments pour le bétail (tourteaux) afin de bien nourrir les vaches qui leurs produiront une grande quantité de lait destinée à la vente.
Elles ont pour ambition l’augmentation de la quantité de lait à produire afin d’augmenter le volume de vente.

Additional Information

Important Information

Soro Yiriwaso is a microfinance institution that works primarily in rural and semi-urban areas of Mali to provide underprivileged communities with access to financial services.The organization facilitates access for disadvantaged clients, particularly women, to new resources and services, fostering solidarity and cooperation among its clients. Kiva lenders’ funds will enable Soro Yiriwaso to expand its outreach and target even more underserved Malians involved in business and agriculture.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Mali

  • $1,200
    Average annual income
  • 31
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,710,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 460.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sabali Group's $1,325 loan helped a member seeds, fertilizers,cost of labor and weeding.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 8, 2009
Aug 4, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010