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Niètaga Group
In this Group: Bah , Mariam , Yai , Mariam , Koumba , Oumou , Adam , Modièrè , Assitan Denon, Arahama
All ten women from the Niètaga group are married. On average they are 35 years of age with three children, and all live in traditional households in the Dioni neighborhood of Konobougou, in the Baouréli prefecture of the 4th administrative region of Mali. These women got to know each other through family ties and are retailers of various goods, such as food condiments, cereals, soap, potatoes, dried fish, etc.

Having fully repaid their four previous loans, the women from the Niètaga group are now requesting a fifth group loan. They intend to use it to buy three tons of cereal (beans, millet, corn, fonio), and packages of food condiments.

They mainly get their supplies from local producers. They then sell their products in Dioni and at the Konobougou market, in general for cash, to a customer base of both women and men.

They hope to achieve average monthly earnings of 17,500 FCFA each, which will be used to bolster their working capital and contribute to family expenses regarding food, children’s education and healthcare.
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Les dix femmes du groupe Niètaga sont toutes mariées. Elles ont en moyenne 35 ans, 3 enfants et vivent toutes dans des familles traditionnelles au quartier Dioni de la ville de Konobougou, préfecture de Baouréli, quatrième région administrative de la république du Mali.
Ces femmes se sont connues à travers des liens de parenté et font le commerce d’articles divers tels l’achat vente de condiments alimentaires, de céréales, des savons, des pommes de terre, du poisson séché etc.
Après avoir correctement remboursés les 4 prêts précédents, les femmes du groupe Niètaga sont à leur 5 prêt solidaire.
Elles comptent utiliser ce nouveau prêt pour acheter, trois tonnes de céréales (haricot mil, maïs, fonio) et des colis de condiments alimentaires.
Elles s’approvisionnent essentiellement sur place auprès des producteurs et grossistes et effectuent leurs ventes à Dioni et au marché de Konobougou, généralement au comptant, à une clientèle composée de femmes et d’hommes.
Elles envisagent réaliser chacune un bénéfice moyen mensuel de 17.500FCFA qui servira à étoffer leur fonds de commerce et subvenir aux dépenses ayant trait à la nourriture, à la scolarité des enfants et à la santé.

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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.

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  • $1,100
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