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Kankeletigui 7 Group
In this Group: Maimouna , Tenin , Mariam , Kadiatou , Awa , Djeneba S
KANKELETIGUI 7 us a group of six women who are all married. They are from the village of Dembela in the prefecture of NIENA, Region of SIKASSO (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They live in large, traditional extended families with their children, husbands, parents-in-law, sisters-in-law, etc. The group members average 31 years of age and four children each, and they grow peanuts, rice, Bambara peas, sweet peas, and millet.

Concerned about make their farms profitable, the group members decided to join the loan program of the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso. At the main market of Dembela, the current loan will be used to pay for: labor for plowing; a sufficient quantity of seeds to plant peanuts and rice; sundry supplies and equipment; and fertilizers and the like for raising crops.

The crops are stocked up for a while, so that they become valuable following the off-season. And then they are sold retail for cash at the main market of NIENA and at surrounding markets to a customer base of people generally from large cities.

AWA intends to spend her loan on: a sack of urea, 2 sacks of cereal-blend fertilizer, and the labor for plowing and weeding. She envisions making a monthly profit of 15,000 to 20,000 francs CFA that will be used to repay the loan and to cover typical family expenses.
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KANKELETIGUI 7 est un regroupement de six femmes toutes mariées du village de Dembela dans la préfecture de NIENA région de SIKASSO troisième région administrative de la république du Mali. Elles vivent dans des grandes familles traditionnelles élargies avec leurs enfants, maris, beaux-parents, belles-sœurs etc. Elles ont en moyenne 31 ans et au moins 4 enfants.
Elles exercent la culture d’arachide de riz, des pois de terre, du pois sucré et de mil.
Dans le souci de rentabiliser leurs exploitations agricoles, les membres du groupe ont décidé d’intégrer le programme crédit de Soro Yiriwaso. Le prêt actuel sera utilisé pour payer les frais de labours, acheter une quantité suffisante de semence d’arachide, de riz, des petits matériels, des intrants pour la culture, au grand marché de Dembela. Après l’hivernage, les récoltes sont stockées pendant un certain temps pour qu’elles aient de la valeur avant d’être vendues au grand marché de NIENA et dans les marchés environnants, en détail (souvent en gros), au comptant à une clientèle venant généralement des grandes villes.
AWA compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter, 1 sac d’urée, 2 sacs de complexe céréale et le reste comme frais de labour et de sarclage. Elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 15.000 à 20 000 FCFA qui sera utilisé pour le remboursement des intérêts du prêt et les dépenses courantes de la famille.

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
  • 52
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 454.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kankeletigui 7 Group's $1,125 loan helped a member to buy farm supplies and to pay for plowing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 10, 2011
Jun 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 19, 2012