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Sabali Group
In this Group: Koumba , Tata , Hawa , Mah
The four members of the group named Sabali are married and most of them live in polygamous families. On average they are 43 years old and have 4 children each. They live in Darsalam, a quarter in the village of Segou (fourth administrative region in the Republic of Mali). They are known through their various businesses in the market of Medine in Segou. The members of this group sell clothing and cereal grains.

With the goal of increasing their income and in order to satisfy the ever increase client deamnd, the members of the group integrated with Soro Yiriwaso (Kiva Field Partner). Currently they are on their ninth loan cycle.

Mrs. Koumba Ongoiba is the leader of the group in the Medine market in Segou where she sells beans, warmly nicknamed Koumba beans.

She will use her loan to purchase 300 kg of beans. In Segou she stocks her supply of beans in the surrounding villages in and in the market in Medine. She completes her sales in cash and in credit, selling to private homes but also in the market in Medine. Her clientele is mostly made up of women.

With the help of this loan Mrs. Koumba Ongoiba hopes to see a monthly income of 35 FCFA which will be reinvested back and the business, part will be placed in savings, and it will also pay for her children's schooling.
Les quatre membres du groupe Sabali sont mariés majoritairement dans des familles polygames. Elles ont en moyenne 43 ans et 4 enfants. Elles habitent Darsalam, un des quartiers de le ville de Ségou (4ème Région administrative du Mali) et se sont connues à travers leurs activités génératrices de revenus dans le marché Médine de Ségou. Les membres du groupe font le petit commerce de pagnes wax et de céréales.
Dans le but d’augmenter leurs fonds de commerce afin de satisfaire la demande de plus en plus croissante des clients, les membres du groupe ont décidé d’adhérer au programme crédit de Soro Yiriwaso avec qui elles sont à leur 9ème de prêt solidaire.
Madame Koumba O., la présidente du groupe qui s’est spécialisée dans la vente, au marché Médine de Ségou, du niébé est affectueusement surnommée Chô – Koumba (c’est-à-dire Koumba niébé).
Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter 300kg de niébé. Elle se ravitaille en niébé à Ségou avec les foraines des villages environnants au marché Médine. La revente se fait au comptant et à crédit, à domicile et au marché de Médine Ségou en détail à une clientèle composée majoritairement de femmes.
Madame Koumba O. espère réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 35 000FCFA qui sera utilisé pour être réinvesti dans l’activité, épargner et payer les frais scolaires des enfants.

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

  • $1,100
    Average annual income
  • 15
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,512,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 501.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD