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Jigignouma (Sûre Espoir) Group
In this Group: Assanatou , Assa , Mamou , Aminata , Saran
Specialized in the commerce of various goods, such as Wax pagnes (colorful West African cloth), 'moins riche' damasks (highly prized fabrics in Africa), shoes, wallets, firewood, sugar, milk, spaghetti, and embroidered fabrics, the five women of the group Jigignouma live in large traditional families in Sanoubougou II, the downtown area of Sikasso (3rd administrative region of Mali). They are married and average 31 years of age and four children.

The women of this group, of the association Soleil de Sanoubougou II, are on their third solidarity loan (group loan) with Soro Yiriwaso. All of the preceding loans have been repaid. They are requesting this loan to be able to buy: 1 sack of sugar, 3 boxes of milk, 1 box of spaghetti, 3 boxes of soap, 3 lengths of embroidered fabrics, 2 lengths of damask, 3 lengths of Wax pagnes, 1 ten-tonne truckload of firewood, 10 pairs of shoes, and 10 wallets.

The cities of Bobo Dioulasso in Burkina Faso and Bamako and Sikasso in Mali are the principal sources of supplies for these women, who sell their merchandise at the marketplace of the city of Sikasso (and sometimes door-to-door in the districts) either wholesale or retail, cash and credit accepted. Some women send their merchandise to Abidjan (Republic of Côte d'Ivoire), where they are sold.

With this third loan, they each hope to realize an average profit of 40,000 francs CFA per month, which will be used to cover the loan interest, provide for their families, and to invest the remainder in their respective businesses.
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Spécialisées dans le commerce d’articles divers tel que les pagnes wax, bazins moins riche(tissus très prisés en Afrique), chaussures, porte monnaies, bois de chauffe, sucre, lait, spaghetti et tissus brodés, les cinq (5) femmes du groupe Jigignouma (toutes mariées avec une moyenne d’âge de 31 ans et de 4 enfants) vivent dans des grandes familles traditionneles à Sanoubougou II, le centre ville de Sikasso (3ème région administrative du Mali).

Les femmes de ce groupe Jigignouma de l’association Soleil de Sanoubougou II sont à leur troisième prêt solidaire (prêt du groupe) avec Soro Yiriwaso. Tous les prêts précédents ont été bien remboursés. Elles sollicitent ce troisième prêt pour pouvoir acheter, 1 sac de sucre, 3 cartons de lait, 1 carton de spaghetti, 3 cartons de savon, 3 pièces de tissus brodés, 2 pièces de bazin, 3 pièces de pagne wax, 1 chargement de camion “10 Tonnes” en bois de chauffe, 10 paires de chaussures et 10 portes monnaies.
Les villes de Bobo Dioulasso en Burkina Faso, de Bamako et de Sikasso au Mali sont les principales sources d’approvisionnent de ces femmes. Elles vendent leurs marchandises au marché de la ville de Sikasso (et queques fois de façon ambulante dans les quartiers) en gros, en détail, au comptant et à crédit. Certaines femmes envoient leurs marchadises à Abidjan(république de la Côte d’Ivoire) où elles seront vendues.
Elles espèrent réaliser chacune avec ce troisième prêt un bénéfice moyen de 40.000 FCFA par mois qui sera utiliser pour payer les intérêts du prêt, subvenir aux besoins de la famille et investir le reste dans les activités respectives.

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
  • 31
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,391,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 516.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Jigignouma (Sûre Espoir) Group's $975 loan helped a member to buy different goods (Was pagnes, damask, shoes, wallets, firewood, sugar, milk, spaghetti, embroidered fabrics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2008
Nov 7, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009