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Groupe 2
In this Group: Binta , Maïmouna , Satou , Minta , Sitan , Djènèba , Kadia , Yama
The eight members of Group 2 (of the Association of Badenya of Zambougou Fouta) are married women in large traditional families, who are on average 40 years old with four children. They all live in the village of Zambougou Fouta in the Tesserela commune of the Ségou region (the fourth administrative region of Mali), and met through family ties. In order to increase their cultivated areas, they have approached Soro Yiriwaso and are requesting their first loan. The group's members will grow peanuts, millet and black-eyed peas.

Mrs. Maïmouna C. plans to use her loan to buy two bags of cereal fertilizer, 30 kg of peanut seeds, 5 kg of black-eyed pea seeds and to hire labourers who will work and harvest the crop in her peanut fields. She stocks up on her supplies at the Gouassola market and hires field hands through the village youth association. She has 4 hectares of land that she hopes will produce 30 bags of peanuts, 3 bags of millet, 3 bags of black-eyed peas, and some fodder. The leaves of the black-eyed peas are harvested, baled, dried and warehoused. These are then sold along with the black-eyed peas and a portion of the peanut harvest to provide for the day to day expenses of the household, while the rest of the peanuts and the millet will feed the family. Mrs. Maïmouna C., like the other women in Group 2, has a long term plan to raise animals in order to buy her agricultural supplies.
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Les huit membres du groupe 2 (de l’association Badenya de Zambougou Fouta) sont des femmes mariées dans des grandes familles traditionnelles avec en moyenne 40 ans et 4 enfants par femme. Elles habitent toutes dans le village de Zambougou Fouta dans la commune rurale de Tesserela dans la région de Ségou (4ème région administrative du Mali) et se sont connues à travers des liens de parenté et de mariage.
Dans le but d’augmenter leurs superficies culturales, elles ont fait recours à Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 1er cycle de prêt de campagne.
Les membres du groupe vont cultiver l’arachide, le mil et le niébé.
Madame Maïmouna C. compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter deux sacs de complexe céréale, 30kg de grains d’arachide, 5kg de grains de niébé et recruter la main d’œuvre pour les activités de labour et de récolte dans son champ d’arachide. Elle se ravitaille en intrants agricole à la foire de Gouassola et en main d’œuvre avec l’association des jeunes du village.
Avec une superficie de 4 hectares elle espère produire 30 sacs d’arachide, 3 sacs de mil, 3 sacs de niébé et du fourrage.
Les feuilles de niébé récoltées sont conçues en bottes, séchées et stockées. Elles sont revendues de même que la production du niébé et une partie de l’arachide pour gérer les petites dépenses du foyer au quotidien tandis que le reste d’arachide et le mil sont auto consommés en famille.
Madame Maïmouna C. à l’instar des autres femmes du groupe 2 a pour objectif de faire l’élevage afin de se procurer de matériels agricoles.

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
  • 523.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Groupe 2's $1,150 loan helped a member to buy cereal fertilizer, seed, and to pay for labour for field work and harvesting.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 29, 2010
Jul 5, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 16, 2011