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Djèkafo  1 Group
In this Group: Minata , Fatoumata , Siya , Bintou , Bah Soumanè , Assitan , Nana , Djènèba Mari , Maïmouna , Kadia
The ten members of the group Djèkafo 1 are married women living for the most part in large traditional families. The women average 54 years of age and five children each. They all live in the village of Sirakorobougou in the Rural Commune of Sanando, in the 4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali (Segou).  They know one another through ties of kinship, marriage, and community.

With the goal of acquiring farm inputs for use during the off-season and the male labor for helping them with plowing and weeding, the group members turned toward the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their first farm loan cycle. The crops grown by the group members are peanuts, millet, and black-eyed peas.

Ms. Assitan (the first woman standing from the left in the photo) intends to use her loan to buy 2 sacks of urea and 30 kg of peanut seeds and to recruit male laborers to help with the work of plowing and weeding. Supplies of farm inputs come from the Tissala market, and the labor comes from a youngsters association in the village.

With 2 hectares of land, she hopes to produce 10 sacks of peanuts, 5 sacks of millet, 3 sacks of black-eyed peas, and some dried fodder. Part of the produce is consumed at home. The rest, plus the fodder from the black-eyed peas, will be sold to ensure the children’s needs are met at home each day.

Ms. Assitan, just like the other women in the group Djèkafo 1, has the goal of ensuring self-sufficiency in their village.
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Les dix membres du groupe Djèkafo 1 sont des femmes mariées majoritairement dans des grandes familles traditionnelles avec en moyenne 54 ans et 5 enfants par femme. Elles vivent toutes dans le village de Sirakorobougou dans la commune rurale de Sanando, dans la 4ème région administrative du Mali (Ségou) et se sont connues à travers des liens de parenté, de mariage et de voisinage.
Dans le but d’avoir des intrants disponibles pendant l’hivernage et de se faire aider dans le labour et le sarclage en recrutant la main d’œuvre masculine, elles ont fait recours à Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 1er cycle de prêt de campagne.
Les spéculations cultivées par les membres du groupe sont l’arachide, le mil et le niébé.
Madame Assitan (1 ère femme debout à l’extrême gauche sur la photo) compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter 2 sacs d’urée, 30 kg de semences d’arachide et se faire aider dans les activités de labour et de désherbage par la main d’œuvre masculine. Elle se ravitaille en intrants agricoles à la foire de Tissala et en main d’œuvre avec l’association des jeunes du village. Avec une superficie de 2 hectares, elle espère produire 10 sacs d’arachide, 5 sacs de mil, 3 sacs de niébé et des fanes. Une partie de la production est consommée à domicile et le reste avec des fanes de niébé sera vendu pour assurer l’entretien des enfants et les besoins du foyer au quotidien. Madame Assitan à l’instar des autres femmes du groupe Djèkafo 1 a pour objectif d’assurer l’auto suffisance alimentaire dans leur village.

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
  • 29
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,500,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 457.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Djèkafo 1 Group's $625 loan helped a member to buy seeds and farm inputs and to recruit labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 20, 2011
Sep 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 5, 2012