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Kanouya Group
In this Group: Djeneba , Bernadette , Mamou , Kadiatou , Maguerite
The five members of the group Kanoyua are married women who live in extended traditional families in Tominian district No.1 in the region of Segou (4th administrative region of Mali). They average 44 years of age and five children each, and they know one another as neighbors and through ties of kinship. They work in restaurant services and commerce.

To bolster their working capital, the group members joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso. This is their 8th group loan.

Mrs. DJENEBA (standing first from the right and wearing a black and white scarf) has specialized in restaurant services for over ten years. She is in high demand at the big market of Tominian and the surrounding neighborhoods due to her cooking, which is considered excellent by her customers who consist mainly of IFM students (training institute for teachers).

She plans to use her loan to buy five bags of rice, 50 kg of fresh onions, two cartons of tomato concentrate, lots of spices, and three goats as she also serves grilled meat.

She buys her supplies in SAN, and she conducts her sales at retail, for cash or credit, to a clientele consisting of both men and women.

With this loan, Mrs. DJENEBA expects to earn an average monthly profit of 60,000 FCFA, which she will use to reinvest in her activity and to help her spouse with household expenses.
Toutes mariées dans des familles traditionnelles élargies, les cinq femmes du groupe kanouya ont en moyenne 44 ans et 5 enfants. Elles habitent toutes le quartier N°1 de Tominian dans la région de Ségou (4ème région administrative du Mali) et se sont connues à travers des liens de voisinage et de parenté. Elles font la restauration et le commerce d’articles divers.
Dans le but d’augmenter leurs fonds de commerce, les membres du groupe ont adhéré l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 8e prêt solidaire.
Madame, DJENEBA (1ere femme debout de la droite vers la gauche avec foulard blanc noir sur la photo) excelle dans la restauration depuis plus de 10 ans. Elle est très sollicitée dans le grand marché de Tominian et ses environnants, puisse qu’elle fait de très bon plats selon ses clients qui sont majoritairement constitués des étudiants de l’IFM : (Institut de Formation de Maîtres).
Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter, 5 sacs de riz, 50 kg d’oignons frais, 2 cartons de concentrées de tomates, une grande quantité d’épices et trois chèvres puisse qu’elle fait aussi de la viande grille. Elle s’approvisionne à SAN et effectue ses ventes au comptant, en détail et à crédit à une clientèle composée de femmes et d’hommes.
Avec ce prêt, Madame DJENEBA espère réaliser un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 60.000 FCFA qui sera utilisé pour être réinvesti dans l’activité et aider son conjoint dans la prise en charge des besoins du foyer.

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
  • 28
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  • $11,391,925
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  • 487.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD