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An Ka Dieya Group
In this Group: Ahissa , Awa , Saran , Kankou , Mamou
The An Ka Dieya Group consists of five women who are mostly married and live in polygamous households. They have an average age of 32 and two children. They all live in the Ouolofobougou neighborhood in the Third commune of Bamako, the capital of Mali. They met through their neighborhood savings groups and their income-generating activities. The group members have been engaging in different income-generating activities, including the sale of onions, atikeke, fresh fish, and charcoal, for over 10 years. To expand and grow their businesses, they decided to join Soro Yiriwaso and are on their first group loan. Ms. Ahissa (at the far left of the photo) enjoys a good reputation because onion is a very popular vegetable among women in the Ouolofobougou market. She plans to use her loan to buy three bags of onions and 10 bags of charcoal. She buys her supplies at the main market in Medine and at the weekly village fairs. She sells for credit to a clientele of women in Ouolofobougou. She expects to earn an average monthly profit of 35,000 FCFA that will be used to meet her needs and reinvested in her business. Her goal is to maintain a loyal partnership with Soro Yiriwaso to benefit from many loans.
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Constitué de 5 femmes, les membres du groupe AN KA DIEYA sont majoritairement mariées et vivent dans des ménages polygamiques. Elles ont en moyenne d’âge 32 ans et 2 enfants. Elles habitent toutes dans le quartier de Ouolofobougou de la commune III du district de Bamako (capitale du Mali). Elles se sont connues à travers des tontines dans le quartier et leurs activités génératrices de revenu. Les membres du groupe mènent des activités génératrices de revenu différent, notamment la vente d’oignons, d’atieké, de poisson frais et charbon il y a plus de 10 ans. Dans le souci d’élargir et d’agrandir leurs activités, elles ont décidé de faire recours à Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur premier prêt en solidaire.
Madame Ahissa (la 1ère femme à l’extrême gauche) a une bonne notoriété, car l’oignons et un légume très prises par les femmes dans le marché de Ouolofobougou. Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter 3 sacs d’oignons et 10 sacs de charbon de bois. Elles s’approvisionnent au grand marché de Médine et dans les foires hebdomadaires des villages. Elle mène ses activités au comptant à Ouolofobougou à une clientèle de femmes. Madame compte réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice moyen de 35 000 FCFA par mois, qui sera utilisé, pour satisfaire son besoin et investir le reste dans son activité. Madame a pour objectif de fidéliser ce partenariat avec Soro Yiriwaso afin d’en profiter beaucoup de prêt.

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
  • 3
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,596,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 489.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD