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Nyètaa 1 Group
In this Group: Nah , Korotoumou , Maïmouna , Awa , Djènèba , Oumou , Sata
The seven women of the Nyètaa 1 group are all married and living in big traditional families. Their average age is 41 and on average they have 4 children each. They live in the village of Balamissala, in the rural community of Sébougou, Ségou region (fourth administrative region of Mali), and they became acquainted because they are either in-laws, neighbors, or related to each other.

Wishing to expand their arable land, they came to Soro Yiriwaso and are on their second agricultural (seasonal) loan. Members of the group grow rice, "fonio" (a type of millet) and okra.

Mrs. Korotoumou C. wants to use her loan to buy 25 kg of rice seed, two sacks of fertilizer for grains, two tins of herbicide, and pay for labor to help her transplant the rice seedings and do the weeding in her fields. She buys her agricultural inputs at the weekly market in Sébougou and finds her laborers among the young people's association and the women of the village.

With 3.1 hectares, she hopes to produce 10 sacks of rice, 2 sacks of "fonio", and about 30 sacks of okra. Part of her production will be consumed by her family, whereas the rest will be sold to have money for household needs: condiments, school supplies, and health care for her children. Mrs. Korotoumou C., like the other women of the Nyètaa 1 group, aims to make the village self-sustaining in terms of food and be able to raise goats and sheep.
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Les sept femmes du groupe Nyètaa 1 sont toutes mariées dans des grandes familles traditionnelles avec en moyenne 41 ans et 4 enfants. Elles habitent le village de Balamissala dans la commune rurale de Sébougou dans la région de Ségou (4ème région administrative du Mali) et se sont connues à travers des liens de mariage, de voisinage et de parenté.
Dans le but d’augmenter leurs superficies de culture, elles ont fait recours à Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 2ème cycle de prêt de campagne. Le riz, le fonio et le gombo seront cultivés par les membres du groupe.
Madame Korotoumou C. veut utiliser son prêt pour acheter 25kg de semences de riz, deux sacs de complexe céréale, 2 bidons d’herbicide et recruter la main d’œuvre pour les activités de labour, de repiquage et de sarclage dans ses champs. Elle se ravitaille en intrants agricoles à la foire de Sébougou, en main d’œuvre avec l’association des jeunes et des femmes du village.
Avec une superficie de 3,1 hectares, elle espère produire 10 sacs de riz, 2 sacs de fonio et une trentaine de sac de gombo. Une partie de la production est auto consommée tandis que le reste est vendu pour prendre en charge les besoins du foyer en condiments, fournitures scolaires et soins de santé des enfants. Madame Korotoumou C. à l’image des autres femmes du groupe Nyètaa 1 a pour objectif d’assurer l’auto suffisance alimentaire dans le village et faire de l’élevage des petits ruminants.

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
  • 30
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,508,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 497.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Nyètaa 1 Group's $1,075 loan helped a member buying fertilizer for grains, rice seeds, herbicides, and paying for labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 15, 2010
Sep 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2011