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Mouniou Group
In this Group: Awa , Fatoumata , Mamou , Mah , Batourou , Mariam , Mariam , Mariam
Exclusively married into traditional extended families, the eight women in the Mouniou group are on average 36 years old with five children. They all live in the city of Koutiala, part of Sikasso (third administrative region of Mali) and became acquainted through neighborhood ties, kinship and their professional activities.

They buy and sell various items (cosmetics, clothing) and manufacture soap and sounbala.

In order to increase their working capital, the group decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso loan program and are on their 3rd loan, having properly repaid the previous two loans.

Madam Awa (the first woman on the left in the photo) is a major producer of sounbala, a popular food condiment made from nere beans. Awa is in great demand as she is appreciated for the quality of her products.

She plans to use her loan to buy 200 kilos of nere beans. She buys them from local wholesalers and after processing the beans she retails the resulting sounbala for cash or credit to both men and women customers.

With this loan, Mrs Awa hopes to achieve an average monthly profit of 30,000 FCFA to be used for reinvestment into her business and also take care of some household needs.
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Mariées exclusivement dans des familles traditionnelles élargies, les 8 femmes du groupe Mouniou ont en moyenne 36 ans et 5 enfants. Elles habitent toutes dans la ville de Koutiala, région de Sikasso (3ème région administrative du Mali) et se sont connues à travers des liens de voisinage, de parenté et de leurs activités professionnelles. Elles font l’achat et la vente des articles divers, de la cosmétique, des habillements de la fabrication du savon et du Sounbala.
Dans le but d’augmenter leurs fonds de commerce, les membres du groupe ont décidé d’intégrer le programme crédit de Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 3 eme prêt solidaire, après avoir correctement remboursés les 2 précédents.
Madame, Awa (première femme à gauche sur la photo) est une grande transformatrice de grains de néré en Sounbala, un condiment alimentaire très prisé. Awa est très sollicitée et appréciée pour la qualité de ses produits.
Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter, 200 kilos de grains de néré. Elle s’approvisionne auprès des grossistes de la place et effectue ses ventes, après transformation des grains de néré en Sounbala, en détail, au comptant et à crédit à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Avec ce prêt, Madame Awa espère réaliser un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 30.000 FCFA qui sera utilisé pour être réinvesti dans l’activité et prendre en charge certains besoins du foyer.

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
  • 59
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  • $12,694,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 497.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD