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Dambé  (La Dignité) Group
In this Group: Chitan , Inda, Fanta , Abi , Kadia, Fatoumata , Mariam, Tenin
Dambé is a group of married women in the Koulikoro district of the town of Koutiala. They live in large traditional families with their husbands, children and co-wives. On average, they are 34 years old and have at least 4 children.

The Dambé group is engaged in the purchase and sale of food products such as fruits and vegetables and in the restaurant business. In order to expand their business, the members of the group decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso loan program.

Chitan Dembélé, one of the members, sells fruits and vegetables. She is in high demand because she is located at a good place at the Médina Koura vegetable market. She intends to use her loan gradually to purchase fruits and vegetables (yams, sweet potatoes, manioc, plantain bananas, oranges, mangos, pineapples, etc.) from wholesalers at the big market in Koutiala, to sell them retail for cash to a diversified range of customers.

While the other members of the Dambé group expect to make a monthly profit 55,000 CFA francs each during this cycle, Chitan Dembélé expects to make 70,000 CFA francs.

In addition to repaying the loans, they use a portion of the income to cover their families’ daily expenses. They aspire to reinforce their partnership with Soro Yiriwaso in order to better diversify their business.
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Dambé est un regroupement de femmes mariées du quartier Koulikoro de la ville de Koutiala qui vivent dans de grandes familles traditionnelles avec leurs maris, enfants, coépouses et ayant en moyenne 34 ans et au moins 4 enfants.
Ce groupe Dambé fait l’achat et la vente de produits alimentaires tels les fruits et légumes et de la restauration.
Pour augmenter la taille de leurs activités, les membres du groupe ont décidé d’intégrer le programme crédit de Soro Yiriwaso.
Chitan Dembélé qui est un des membres fait l’achat et la vente des fruits et légumes. Elle est très sollicitée car elle occupe une bonne place au marché de légumes de Médina Koura.
Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter, au fur et à mesure des fruits et légumes (ignames, patate douce, manioc, banane plantain, orange, mangue, ananas, etc.) avec les grossistes au grand marché de Koutiala, pour les revendre en détail et au comptant à une clientèle diverse variée.
Tandis que les autres membres du groupe Dambé comptent réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 55.000FCFA chacune au cours de ce cycle, Chitan Dembélé elle, compte réaliser 70.000 FCFA.
En plus du remboursement des prêts, elles utilisent une partie du revenu pour faire face aux dépenses courantes de la famille.
Elles ambitionnent renforcer leur partenariat avec Soro Yiriwaso pour mieux diversifier leurs activités.

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
  • 36
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,931,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 498.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD