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Djekafo Group
In this Group: Bintou , Fatoumata , Augustine , Fatoumata
The four women of the Djekafo Group are all married and live mainly in monogamous families. They have an average age of 30 years and and average of two children. They live together in the Missira district of Ségou (the fourth administrative region of Mali). They know one another through ties of commerce, kinship and marriage. The members of the group are merchants of cosmetics, firewood and shoes. In order to increase their business capital, the members have collaborated with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their first group loan.

Bintou (shown in the photo standing on the far right) is known in the Missira district for the quality of the cosmetics and other products she sells. She plans to use the loan to buy several packs of hair extensions, pomades, and artificial nails from her supplier in Bamako. She retails her merchandise for cash and credit to a diverse and varied clientele. With the help of this loan, Bintou hopes to earn an average monthly income of 22,000 FCFA which she plans to reinvest into her business so as to increase her purchasing power.
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Les quatre femmes du groupe Djekafo sont mariées majoritairement dans des familles monogamiques. Elles ont en moyenne 30 ans et 2 enfants. Elles habitent ensemble dans le quartier de Missira à Ségou (4ème Région administrative du Mali). Elles se sont connues à travers leur activité, des liens de parenté et de mariage. Les membres du groupe font le petit commerce de produits cosmétiques, du bois de chauffe et des chaussures. Dans le but d’augmenter leurs fonds de commerce, les membres du groupe ont intégré Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 1ème cycle de prêt solidaire.
Madame Bintou (1ere femme debout de la droite vers la gauche dans la photo) est connue dans le quartier de Missira par sa qualité de vente des produits cosmétiques et divers. Elle compte utiliser son prêt dans l’achat de plusieurs paquets de mèches, des pommades et des ongles artificiels chez son fournisseur à Bamako. La revente se fait au comptant en détail et à crédit à une clientèle diverse et variée. Madame Bintou espère réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 22.000FCFA qui sera réinvesti dans l’activité pour augmenter son pouvoir d’achat.

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
  • 23
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,381,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 491.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD