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Fasso Yiriwa 1 Group
In this Group: Ya , Salimata , Massitan , Babou , Kadia , Fatoumata Sidi , Mariam , Awa, Awa, Satan
The ten women of "Fasso Yiriwa 1" are all married in traditional families, and they average 42 years of age and three children each, all living in the village of Tikindola, in Région de Ségou (4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women know one another through their rainy season farm work and through ties of community, marriage, and kinship in the village. They grow peanuts, millet, and rice.

With the goal of paying for sundry equipment, labor, and weeding and stocking up on farm inputs, the group joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their first farm loan cycle.

Ms. Ya (sitting second from the left in the photo) is a great leader of rainy season farm work in the village of Tikindola. She intends to use her loan to purchase seeds and farm inputs in Ségou and sundry equipment from local blacksmiths, as well as to pay young people to do weeding.

At the end of the rainy season, the produce is sold in cash to repay the loan and then to have the income to take care of the children with some left for the family.
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Les dix femmes de Fasso Yiriwa 1 sont toutes mariées dans des familles traditionnelles. Elles ont en moyenne 42 ans et 3 enfants. Elles vivent toutes dans le village de Tikindola. dans la région de Ségou (4ème région administrative du Mali). Elles se sont connues à travers leurs activités agricoles hivernales, des liens de voisinage, de mariage et de parenté dans le village. Elles font la culture d’arachide, du mil et du riz. Dans le but de s’acheter de petits equipements, de s’approvisionner en intrants agricoles, de payer la main d’œuvre pour le sarclage des champs, les membres du groupe intègrent Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 1èr cycle du prêt de campagne.
Madame Ya (deuxième femme assise de la gauche vers la droite dans la photo,) est une grande meneuse d’activités agricoles hivernales dans le village de Tikindola.Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour s’acheter des semences, des intrants agricoles à Ségou, des petits équipements chez les forgerons locaux, payer les jeunes pour sarcler son champ. La vente de ses produits agricoles se fait au comptant à la fin de l’hivernage pour payer son prêt et afin d’avoir de revenu pour prendre la charge des enfants, et une partie de celle de la famille.

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
  • 2
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,596,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 496.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Fasso Yiriwa 1 Group's $1,100 loan helped a member to pay for sundry equipment, seeds, farm inputs, labor, and weeding.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 17, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014