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Kelengna Group
In this Group: Mata , Lala , Fati , Koro , Ada
Married for the most part in traditional extended families, the four women from the Kelengna group average 35 years of age with three children. They all live in the Santoro district of the city of San and became acquainted through neighborhood ties, their professional activities and kinship. They are involved in the commerce of vegetables, clothing, bread, fish, food preparations and baked goods.

To meet the needs of an increasing number of demanding customers, the group decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso loan program and are on their 11th group loan, having fully repaid the previous ten.

Mrs. MATA, president of the association (first standing from right to left) excels in selling bread. She is highly sought-after in the Santoro area​​ and in the grand market. She plans to use the loan to buy seven bags of wheat flour, two bags of salt and a large amount of yeast to make bread. She conducts her retail sales for cash or credit to both men and women customers.

With this loan, Mrs. Mata hopes to achieve an average monthly profit of 21,000 CFA francs that will be reinvested in the business and used to help her husband manage household needs.
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Mariées majoritairement dans des familles traditionnelles élargies, les quatre femmes du groupe kelengna ont en moyenne 35 ans et 3 enfants. Elles habitent toutes le quartier Santoro de la ville de San et se sont connues à travers des liens de voisinage, de leurs activités professionnelles et de parenté. Elles font les activités d’achat et la vente de légumes, d’habits, de pain, de poissons, de la restauration et de la boulangerie.
Dans le but de satisfaire le besoin de leurs clientèles de plus en plus nombreuses et exigeantes, les membres du groupe ont décidé d’intégrer le programme crédit de Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 11eme prêt solidaire, après avoir correctement remboursés les dix précédents.
Madame, MATA présidente de l’association (debout de la droite vers la gauche) excelle dans la vente de pain. Elle est très sollicitée dans le quartier de Santoro et au grand marche.
Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter 7 sacs de farine de blé, 2 sacs de sel et une grande quantité de levure pour la confection du pain Elle effectue ses ventes au comptant, en détail et à crédit à une clientèle mixtes.
Avec ce prêt, Madame MATA espère réaliser un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 21000 FCFA qui sera utilisé pour être réinvesti dans l’activité et aider son conjoint dans la prise en charge des besoins du foyer.

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
  • 13
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,524,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 490.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD