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Groupe  1
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The ten members of Group 1 of the association JANTOYERELA II are married men, and they average 40 years of age and five children each living for the most part in polygamous families in NIANTANSO, a village in the Commune of KOLOKOBA, Prefecture of  Sikasso (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The group members are collaborating with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to carry out their farm work during the off-season. And they are on their second collaborating with the institution. The last loan was properly repaid.

The crop grown by this group of men is corn, as is the case with AROUNA, who plans to use this loan to cover the cost of plowing and to purchase manure and some pesticides.  

After a harvest, the group’s produce is sold at the Farakala market and also at the Sikasso market to a customer base composed of women and men.

AROUNA plans on making an average profit of 180,000 francs CFA per planting. The profit will be used for meeting the needs of his family.
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Les dix membres du groupe 1 de l’association JANTOYERELA II sont des hommes mariés ayant une moyenne d’âge de 40 ans, 5 enfants et vivant la plupart dans des familles polygames à NIANTANSO, un des villages de la commune de KOLOKOBA, préfecture de Sikasso, (3ème région administrative du Mali).
Ils collaborent avec l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso afin de mener à bien leurs activités agricoles pendant l’hivernage.
Ils sont à leur deuxième collaboration avec l’institution et le prêt passé a été bien remboursé.
La spéculation cultivée par ce groupe d’homme est le maïs avec AROUNA.
Avec ce nouveau prêt, AROUNA compte payer les frais de labour, acheter de l’engrais et de l’herbicide.
Les productions du groupe sont vendues au niveau du marché de Farakala et au marché de Sikasso après les récoltes à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
AROUNA compte réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 180 000 par campagne qui sera utilisé pour prendre en charge les besoins de la famille.

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
  • 3
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,596,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 452.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Groupe 1's $3,600 loan helped a member to pay for plowing and to buy manure and herbicides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 25, 2011
Jun 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 11, 2012