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Miriya 1 Group
In this Group: Adiaratou , Salimata Bine, Bako , Alimata , Maimouna , Djenebou , Mariam , Bintou , Bassitan , Seli
The ten women who make up the Miriya 1 group are all married within traditional families. They are, on average, 35 years old and also have an average of two children each. They all live in the village of Togo in the region of Ségou (fourth administrative region of Mali.) They know one another through their farming activities during the rainy season and also through ties of neighborhood, marriage and kinship within the village. They grow peanuts, millet, and rice.

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.

Adiaratou, 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, second from the left, carrying a hoe on her shoulder. 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.
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Les dix femmes de Miriya 1 sont toutes mariées dans des familles traditionnelles. Elles ont en moyenne 35ans et 2 enfants. Elles vivent toutes dans le village de Togo, 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 équipements, de s’approvisionner en intrants agricoles, de payer la main d’œuvre pour le sarclage des champs, les membres du groupe ont intégré Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 5ème cycle du prêt de campagne.
Madame Adiaratou (deuxième femme assise à gauche avec la houe au cou dans la photo,) 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.

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
  • 6
    View loans »
    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,612,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 494.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Miriya 1 Group's $1,475 loan helped a member to buy small tools, seeds, farm inputs, and to cover the cost of weeding in her fields.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 24, 2013
Aug 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014