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Lolo Group
In this Group: Salimata , Habi , Kadidia , Aïssata
The group Lolo is mostly composed of polygamous women, who average 31 years of age and five children each, all living in Djelibougou, a district in Bamako. They know one another through community ties. The group members have small-scale businesses involving condiments: tomatoes, onions, shallots, cabbage, Maggi cube powder [bouillon cubes], and tomato paste.

With the goal of increasing their business capital, the group members decided to collaborate with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their first solidarity loan cycle.

Ms. Habi (the woman standing second from the right in the photo) is famous for selling condiments (tomatoes, dried onions, eggplant,…. ) of all kinds. She intends to use her loan to purchase 10 baskets of tomatoes, 5 sacks of shallots, and 5 sacks of dried onions in Bamako. Retail sales are made to a mixed customer base in Djelibougou.

With this loan, Ms. Hadi hopes to make an average monthly profit of 35,000 francs CFA that will be used for reinvesting in her business. Her goal is to purchase a residential plot of land through this relationship with Soro Yiriwaso.
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Le groupe Lolo est majoritairement composé de femmes polygames. Elles ont en moyenne 31 ans et 5 enfants. Elles habitent toutes à Djelibougou un des quartiers de Bamako et se sont connues à travers des liens de voisinage. Les membres du groupe font le petit commerce de condiments (tomates, oignons, échalotes, choux, poudre de cube Maggi et des concentrées de tomates). Dans le but d’augmenter leurs fonds de commerce, les membres du groupe ont décidé de collaborer avec Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 1ier cycle de prêt solidaire.
Madame Habi (femme debout en 2ème position de la droite vers la gauche sur la photo) a une grande réputation dans la vente des condiments (tomates, oignons séchés, aubergines…) de toutes sortes. Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter 10 corbeilles de tomates, 5 sacs d’échalotes et 5 sacs d’oignons séchés à Bamako. La revente se fait en détail à Djelibougou à une clientèle mixte. Madame Hadi espère réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 35 000 FCFA qui sera utilisé, pour être réinvesti dans l’activité. Elle a pour objectif d’acheter un lot à usage d’habitation dans cette relation avec Soro Yiriwaso.

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
  • 5
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,609,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 476.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Lolo Group's $850 loan helped a member to purchase condiments, such as tomatoes, onions, and eggplant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014