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Alahou Group
In this Group: Aminata , Awa , Kadiatou , Kadiatou , Assanata Lassine , Mariam, Awa
The seven members of the ALAHOU group (five married women and two single women) average 28 years of age with one child. The majority of them live in monogamous families in SANOUBOUGOU 1, one of the districts of the town of Sikasso (the third administrative region of Mali). They are on their first loan from the microfinance institution, Soro Yiriwaso, which they are taking out in order to satisfy their customers' needs. The members of the group have a variety of businesses, which include the sale of soap, powdered milk, sugar, children's clothing (as in the case of Assanata Lassine Traoré) and shoes.

With her loan, Assanata Lassiné Traoré is planning to buy nine dozen clothes for children. She gets her supplies at the large market in Sikasso Town. The clothes are then resold in different markets and on a door-to-door basis in the various districts, to a customer base made up of men and women, mainly for cash. She envisages making a monthly profit of 17,500FCFA, of which part will be saved for social ends and the rest invested in her business. Her ambition is to increase her turnover in order to become a wholesaler and satisfy her customers more readily.
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Les sept membres du groupe ALAHOU (5 femmes mariées et deux célibataires) ont une moyenne d’âge de 28 ans et 1 enfant. La plupart vit dans des familles monogames à SANOUBOUGOU I un des quartiers de la ville de Sikasso 3ème région administrative du Mali.
Elles sont à leur première collaboration avec l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso afin de satisfaire le besoin de leur clientèle.
Les membres du groupe mènent diverses activités qui sont entre autres la vente de savon, de lait en poudre, de sucre, de vêtements pour enfants (tels Assanata Lassine Traoré) et des chaussures.
Assanata Lassine Traoré compte acheter avec son prêt, 9 douzaines de vêtements pour enfants. Elle s’approvisionne au grand marché de Sikasso ville. Les vêtements sont revendus dans les différents marchés et quartiers de façon ambulante à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes et la plupart au comptant.
Elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 17.500 FCFA dont une partie sera utilisée en épargne pour des fins sociaux et l’autre partie sera investie dans les activités.
Elle ambitionne d’augmenter son chiffre d’affaire pour devenir grossiste afin de mieux satisfaire sa clientèle.

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
  • 50
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 486.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD