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Kanou Group
In this Group: Dassoun , Mariam , Sounkou, Sitan N’Golo, Sitan Sidiki , Binta
The Kanou group is made up of married women. They are, on average, 40 years old and have three children. They live in traditional extended families in the village of Yarankabougou, Wacoro commune, Dioila prefecture, Koulikoro region (second administrative region in the Republic of Mali). The women know each other from family, neighborhood, and friendship ties.

The group works selling clothing, small animals, and other goods. They are on their second group loan.

Sounkou, the third person standing from the right, sells goats. She plans to buy two goats in the village that she will resell in the market in Dioila. She buys and sells the goats within a period of one week.

Sounkou hopes to earn a monthly profit of 7,500 francs CFA which will be added to her business capital.
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Le groupe KANOU est composé de femmes mariées. Elles ont en moyenne 40 ans 3 enfants et vivent dans des familles traditionnelles élargies dans le village de Yarankabougou commune de Wacoro préfecture de Dioila, Région de Koulikoro (deuxième région administrative de la république du Mali). Elles se sont connues à travers des liens de parenté, de voisinage et d’amitié. Elle le commerce d’habillements, des petits animaux et des articles divers.. Les femmes du groupe KANOU sont à leur deuxième prêt solidaire.
La cliente Sounkou la 3ème personne à partir de la droite dans le rang debout est commerçante de chèvre. Elle compte acheter deux chèvres dans le village qui seront vendues au marché de Dioila. Son cycle achat vente est d’une semaine. Elle compte faire un bénéfice mensuel de 7500FCFA qui sera ajouté au fonds de commerce.

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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
  • 483.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD