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Kolaban 2 Group
In this Group: Kariata , Hawa , Magnele, Komba, Machitan, Astan
The members of the KOLABAN 2 group are married women who are, on average, 38 years old and have an average of two children. They live mostly in polygamous families in Wobougou, one of the villages in the Dioïla prefecture.
They are collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in the hopes of better organizing their businesses by the beginning of winter. They expect to cultivate corn and peanuts. They are on their third loan with the institution.
With this new loan, Kariata, the person in the middle of the row of those standing up, plans to buy chemical products, small equipment, and to pay the cost of labor to maintain a half hectare of millet and peanuts.
The crops are sold in the city of Dioïla after the harvest to a clientele of men and women. She plans to make a monthly profit of about 100 000F CFA for each crop.
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Les membres du groupe KOLABAN 2 sont des femmes mariées avec une moyenne d’âge de 38 ans et ont en moyenne 2 enfants. Elles vivent la plupart dans des familles polygames à Wobougou, un des villages de la préfecture de Dioïla.
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 le mil le maïs et l’arachide. Elles sont à leur troisième collaboration avec l’institution.
Avec ce nouveau prêt, KARIATA personne au milieu dans le rang des debout, compte acheter les intrants, les petits équipements et payer les frais de labour pour entretenir environs 0,5 hectare de mil et d’arachide.
Les productions sont vendues au niveau de la ville de Dioïla, après les récoltes à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes. Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 100 000F CFA 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
  • 5
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,609,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 541.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kolaban 2 Group's $650 loan helped a member to pay for labor and to buy seed, fertilizer, herbicide, weed killer, and small equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 6, 2012
Sep 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013