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Djiguisseme 1 Group
In this Group: Rahama , Sinaly Mata , Sitan , Banfali Mouyama , Aramatou , Aïssa , Rokia , Safiatou , Arabani , Sadio
The ten members of the Djiguisseme 1 group are married women, on average 38 years old with 3 children. They live for the most part in polygamous households in Fissaba, a village in the town of Massigui in the Dioïla Prefecture, Koulikoro region, which is the second administrative region in Mali.
They work with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to better organize their businesses at the start of the rainy season. The crops they grow include, among others, rice and peanuts. They are on their fifth loan collaboration with the institution.
With this new loan, Rahama, standing second from the left in the photo, intends to buy agricultural inputs and small equipment and pay for labour costs to manage about 1 hectare of rice and peanuts.
After the harvest, the produce is sold town-wide in Missagui to a clientele composed of men and women. Each member intends to realize an average profit of about 70,000 FCFA for the season.
Les dix membres du groupe Djiguisseme 1 sont des femmes mariées avec une moyenne d’âge de 38 ans et ont en moyenne 3 enfants. Elles vivent la plupart dans des familles polygames à Fissaba, un des villages de la commune de Massigui, préfecture de Dioïla, région de Koulikoro, 2ème région administrative du mali.
Elles collaborent avec l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso dans le but de pouvoir mieux organiser leurs activités en début d’hivernage. Les spéculations cultivées sont entre autres le riz et l’arachide. Elles sont à leur cinquième collaboration avec l’institution.
Avec ce nouveau prêt, RAHAMA, qui est la deuxième debout à gauche, compte acheter les intrants, les petits équipements et payer les frais de labour pour entretenir environs 1 hectare de riz et d’arachide.
Les productions sont vendues au niveau de la ville de Massigui après les récoltes à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes. Elles comptent réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 70.000FCFA environs par campagne.

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
  • 26
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,463,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 457.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Djiguisseme 1 Group's $1,275 loan helped a member to pay for labour, seeds, fertiliser, herbicide, and small equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 9, 2011
Aug 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012