Djekafo 1 Group
In order to buy small tools, to stock up on farm inputs, and to cover the cost of weeding in their fields, the members of the group have joined Soro Yiriwaso and are on their fifth cycle of farming loan.
Alimata, a member of the group, is an important farm work leader during the rainy season in the village of Togo. In the photo she is in the front row, first from the right. She plans to use her loan to buy seeds and farm inputs in Ségou, as well as small tools from local blacksmiths. She will also hire young people to weed her field.
She sells her crops for cash at the end of the rainy season, and she uses her earnings to repay her loan, to take care of her children, and to cover some of the family's expenses.
Madame Alimata la première femme assise droite est une grande meneuse d’activités agricoles hivernales dans le village de Togo. 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.
Important InformationSoro 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.
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