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Soutoura Group
In this Group: Rokia , Diaminatou , Aminata Toufoure , Oumou , Maimouna , Salimata , Aminata , Chata
SOUTOURA is a group made up of married women who are, on average, 35 years old and have four children. They live mostly in polygamous families in Sanoubougou I, one of the main districts in the city of Sikasso.
They are on their fourth loan with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso with the goal of meeting the demand of their customers.
Rokia, seated at the far left, is in the business of buying and selling soap.
She plans to buy cans of oil and caustic soda that she will make into soap and sell at retail and wholesale in the main market in Sikasso, in a fixed location as well as within the family, to a clientele of men and women, on credit.
She foresees earning an average monthly profit of 35,000 FCFA, a part of which will be used to pay the loan with interest. The rest will go into savings.

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SOUTOURA est un regroupement constitué essentiellement de femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 35 ans, 4 enfants et vivant la plupart dans des familles polygamiques à SANOUBOUGOU I un des quartiers populaire de la ville de Sikasso.
Elles sont à leur quatrième prêt avec l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso afin de satisfaire le besoin de leur clientèle.
ROKIA, assise en première position à partir de la gauche fait le commerce de savon.
Elle compte acheter, des bidons d’huile et de la soude caustique qu’elle transformera en savon et les revend en détail et en gros au grand marché de Sikasso à une place fixe et en famille à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes au comptant.
Elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 35 000 FCFA dont une partie est utilisée pour payer le prêt et son intérêt et l’autre pour son épargne.

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
  • $9,946,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 490.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Soutoura Group's $1,650 loan helped a member to buy ingredients for making soap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 25, 2011
Listed
Dec 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 21, 2012