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Sabougnouman Group
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The group Sabougnouman is composed of ten women, of whom two are widows and eight are married, in large traditional families.  The women average 41 years of age and four children each living in the capital of the rural community of Cinzana Gare (4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali).  The women know one another through ties of community, kinship, and their commercial work, which essentially revolves around commerce in various goods and in food catering.

In order to satisfy the needs of their customers, they decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso loan program and are now on their first group loan.  This loan will be used to buy:  six bolts of damask fabrics, ten bolts of Wax pagnes (colorful West African cloth), four bed sheets, two pairs of curtains, six woven pagnes, four woven blankets; two sacks of rice, a sack of potatoes, two 20-liter containers of oil, 150 kg of shea butter, a sack of fresh onions, a basket of cabbage, a basket of fresh tomatoes, a basket of dried okra, three boxes of tea, a sack of sugar, six boxes of soap, two sacks of the local soap kabacourouni, and five heads of sheep. 

All their merchandise will be purchased locally at the weekly fairs of Cinzana Gare, Ségou, and Tona.  The rice is cooked for meals and then sold.  In addition, they make fritters out of potatoes, fresh fish, and flour.  They make their sales at the Cinzana Gare market and in homes.  Cash or credit is accepted from customers composed of men and women. 

The group members hope to earn an average monthly profit of 14,500 francs CFA that will be used to repay the loan, to buy food and school supplies, and to take part in societal events (marriages, baptisms, circumcisions, and funerals).  Their main ambition is to raise small ruminants.
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Le groupe Sabougnouman est composé de dix femmes dont deux veuves et huit mariées dans des grandes familles traditionnelles. Elles ont en moyenne 41 ans, 4 enfants et habitent le chef lieu de commune rurale Cinzana Gare (4ème Région administrative du Mali).
Elles se sont connues à travers des liens de voisinage, de parenté et de leurs activités commerciales, essentiellement axées sur le commerce d’articles divers et la restauration.
Afin de satisfaire le besoin de leur clientèle, elles ont décidé d’intégrer le programme crédit de Soro Yiriwaso avec qui elles sont à leur premier prêt de groupe.
Ce prêt sera utilisé pour acheter, 6 pièces de bazin, 10 pièces de pagnes wax, 4 draps, 2 paires de rideaux, 6 pagnes tissés, 4 couvertures tissées ; 2 sacs de riz, 1sac de patates, 2 bidons d’huile de 20 litres, 150kg de beurre de karité, 1sac d’oignon frais, 1panier de choux pommés, 1 panier de tomates fraîches, 1panier de gombo séché, 3 cartons de thé, 1sac de sucre, 6 cartons de savon, 2 sacs de savon local « kabacourouni » et 5 moutons sur pied.
Toutes leurs marchandises seront achetées sur place à la foire hebdomadaire de Cinzana Gare, de Ségou et de Tona.
Le riz est préparé en plats alimentaires avant sa vente. En plus elles font des fritures de patates, de poissons frais, de la farine de blé.
La vente se fait au marché de Cinzana Gare et à domicile, au comptant et à crédit à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Elles espèrent réaliser un bénéfice moyen mensuel de 14.500FCFA qui sera utilisé pour le remboursement du prêt, à l’achat de nourriture, des fournitures scolaires et à la participation aux évènements sociaux (mariages, baptêmes, circoncisions et funérailles).
Leur principale ambition est l’élevage de petits.

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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

  • $1,100
    Average annual income
  • 35
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,450,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 464.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD