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Serieux Group
In this Group: Sitan , Diandiè , Sira , Naminatou
"Sérieux" is a group of four married women from the Djiguisseme Association. They average 51 years of age, with an average of six children each, and live in nuclear families with their husbands and children in the Sido prefecture of Bougouni (Mali's third administrative region).

The members of the Sérieux group met each other through relations and neighbors. With the aim of finding sufficient business funds to satisfy their customers, they decided once more to join the microfinance institution, Soro Yiriwaso's loan program. They use their loans to trade in soap, fabric and other products. Sitan T., for instance, trades in condiments. The women are on their eleventh group loan, and all the previous loans were repaid on time and in full.

With this new loan, Sitan T., who is the president of the group, is planning on buying five baskets of tomatoes, five sacks of onions, two 25kg sacks of salt and five packets of "Maggi" stock cubes. She gets her supplies from wholesalers at the market in Sido and sells her goods at home on a retail basis, for cash and on credit, to a customer base made up of women and men.

With this loan she is hoping to make a monthly profit of 25,000FCFA, of which part will be reinvested in her business and the rest used to repay her loan and her children's health costs.
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SÉRIEUX est un groupement de quatre femmes toutes mariées, de l’association DJIGUISSEME, ayant en moyenne 51 ans, 6 enfants et vivant dans des familles nucléaires avec leurs époux et enfants à Sido préfecture de Bougouni (troisième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Les membres du groupe SÉRIEUX se sont connus à travers des liens de parenté et de voisinage.
Dans l’idée de trouver un fonds de commerce suffisant pour satisfaire leurs clientèles, elles ont décidé d’adhérer une fois de plus au programme de crédit de l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso.
Elles utilisent les prêts pour faire le commerce de savon, de tissus, d’articles divers et par Sitan T. le commerce de condiments. Elles sont à leurs onzièmes prêts de groupe dont tous les prêts précédents ont été remboursés correctement à l’échéance.
Avec ce nouveau prêt Sitan T. la présidente du groupe, compte acheter, 5 paniers de tomate, 5 sacs d’oignons, 2 sacs de 25 kg de sel et 5 paquets de cube maggi. Elle s’approvisionne au marché de Sido au niveau des grossistes et effectue sa vente à la maison en détail, en espèce et à crédit à une clientèle composée de femmes et d’hommes.
Avec ce prêt elle espère réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 25.000 FCFA dont une partie sera réinvesti dans son activité et le reste pour rembourser le prêt et payer les frais de santé 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

  • $1,200
    Average annual income
  • 22
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $9,945,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 473.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Serieux Group's $1,075 loan helped a member purchase of condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 28, 2011
Listed
Feb 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2011