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Anwbene  I Group
In this Group: Assitan, Bintou , Nagna , Fatoumata, Sali, Niogo , Kadiatou , Djeneba , Rokia , Badje
The ten members of the ANWBENE I group are married women who are, on average, 39 years old with four children each. Most of them live in polygamous families in Kokougrou, one of the villages of the commune of Guégnaka, in the Cercle of Dioïla, Koulikoro region (second administrative region of Mali).

They have joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to better organize their farming activities at the beginning of the rainy season. They grow groundnut, millet and beans and are on their seventh collaboration with the institution.

Rokia (seated first from the left in the photo) plans to use her loan to buy farm inputs and small tools, and to cover the cost of plowing to cultivate about one hectare (2.47 acres) of land on which she grows groundnut and millet.

After the harvest, she sells her crops to both men and women, in the town of Fana.

She is hoping to make a profit of about 100,000 CFA francs per growing season.
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Les dix membres du groupe ANWBENE I sont des femmes mariées avec une moyenne d’âge de 39 ans et ont en moyenne 4 enfants. Elles vivent la plupart dans des familles polygames à Kokougrou un des villages de la commune de Guégnaka, préfecture de Dioïla, région de Koulikoro, 2ème région administrative du mali.
Elles collaborent avec l’institution de micro finance Soro Yiriwaso dans le but de pouvoir mieux organiser leurs activités en début d’hivernage. Les spéculations cultivées sont l’arachide, du mil et du haricot. Elles sont à leur septième collaboration avec l’institution.
Avec ce prêt, ROKIA la première personne à gauche dans le rang des assises, compte acheter les intrants, les petits équipements et payer les frais de labour pour entretenir environs 1 ha de mil et d’arachide
Les productions sont vendues au niveau de la ville de Fana, après les récoltes à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes. Elle espère réaliser un bénéfice 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
  • 500.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Anwbene I Group's $1,200 loan helped a member to cover the cost of plowing and weeding, and to buy seeds, herbicide and small tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 26, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014