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Yelen Group
In this Group: Baye , Awa Nouhoum, Sanata , Kadia , Mamine , Fatoumata , Matou , Mariam , Matou
The group Yelen, composed of married women, average 35 years of age and three children each, all living in traditional extended families in the village of Tomba, in Région de Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women know one another through ties of kinship, community, and friendship. They do commerce in milk, small ruminants, condiments, and soap. The women of the group Yelen are on their third solidarity loan.

This client, KADIA, the second person seated from the left in the photo, intends to purchase 10 to 20 liters of fresh milk each day from the shepherds in neighboring villages. She resells the milk locally in the village to a customer base composed of men and women.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 15,000 francs CFA that will be used to meet family needs. Part of the profits are reinvested in the commerce of milk.
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Le groupe Yelen, composé de femmes mariées, ont en moyenne 35 ans, 3 enfants et vivent toutes dans des familles traditionnelles élargies dans le village de Tomba, Région de Koulikoro (deuxième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Elles se sont connues à travers des liens de parenté, de voisinage et d’amitié. Elles font le commerce de lait, de petits ruminants, de condiments et du savon.
Les femmes du groupe Yelen sont à leur troisième prêt solidaire.
La cliente KADIA, deuxième personne à partir de la gauche dans le rang des assises, compte acheter dix à vingt litre de lait frais par jour avec les bergers des villages voisins, qu’elle revend sur place dans le village à une clientèle composée de femmes et d’hommes.
Elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice moyen mensuel de 15 000FCFA qui sera utilisé pour ses besoins de la famille et une partie est réinvestie dans l’activité de commerce de lait.

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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
  • 30
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,463,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD