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Djèkafo Group
In this Group: Kadiatou , Awa Soucko , Mamou , Mamou , Sanata
The five members of the group Djèkafo are married women living for the most part in monogamous families. They average 26 years of age and four children each. They all live in the district of Noumou Were in the region of Segou (4th administrative region of Mali). They know one another as neighbors, and through ties of marriage and kinship. They sell finely engraved calebasses (large bowls made from dried gourds) and mortars.

In order for some of them to launch their income-generating activity and for the others to strengthen their working capital, the group members joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso. This is their first group loan cycle.

Mrs. Sanata, standing at the far left in the photo, is a leading seller of engraved calebasses and mortars in the area of Noumou Were. She will use her loan to buy 10 mortars and 60 calebasses at the Medina market from fair-goers coming from villages surrounding Segou.

She sells from her home, door-to-door, and on order, for cash or credit, to a clientele consisting mainly of women.

To do the engraving, needles are placed in the fire for at least one hour until they turn red, and are then retrieved and used to make beautiful drawings on the outer surface of the calebasses or mortars based on the customer’s requirements.

With this loan, Mrs. Sanata hopes to earn an average monthly profit of 17,500 FCFA, which she will use to reinvest in her activity and to ensure the supply of food and condiments for her household.
Mariées majoritairement dans des familles monogames, les cinq femmes du groupe Djèkafo ont en moyenne 26 ans et 4 enfants. Elles habitent toutes dans le village de Noumou Were dans la région de Ségou (4ème Région administrative du Mali) et se sont connues à travers des liens de voisinage, de parenté et de mariage.
Elles font le commerce de calebasses et de mortiers gravés de belles figures.
Dans le but d’entreprendre une activité génératrice de revenu pour les uns et d’augmenter leurs fonds de commerce pour les autres, les membres du groupe ont décidé de collaborer avec Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 1er cycle de prêt solidaire.
Madame Sanata (femme debout à l’extrême gauche sur la photo) est une grande vendeuse de calebasses et de mortiers gravés dans le village de Noumou Were. Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter 10 mortiers et 60 calebasses avec les foraines des villages environnants de Ségou, au marché Médine. La revente se fait au comptant et à crédit à domicile, en ambulant et sur commande à une clientèle composée majoritairement de femmes. Pour faire de la gravure, on met des aiguilles dans le feu pendant une heure au moins, quand elles rougissent, on l’enlève puis on fait de beaux dessins avec sur la partie externe des calebasses ou mortiers en fonction du goût de la clientèle. Madame Sanata espère trouver un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 17.500 FCFA avec ce prêt, qui sera utilisé, pour être réinvesti dans l’activité et assurer le ravitaillement du foyer en condiments.

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
  • 483.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD