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Kenyereye Group
In this Group: Mama , Aby , Awa , Fatoumata, Alimata, Aminata
Married for the most part in traditional families and averaging 38 years of age and 3 children each, the women of the group Kenyereye all live in Sikasso City (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali) and know one another through ties of kinship, community, and their professional work. They sell condiments, grains, vegetable oil, fish, etc.

With the goal of increasing their business capital, the group members joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their second solidarity loan cycle.

Ms. Fatoumata, seated at the right in the photo, plans on using her loan to buy 2 baskets of fish. She gets her supplies locally in Sikasso from wholesalers and makes her sales door to door, at home, and at the market. Her customer base is composed of men and women.

With this loan, Ms. Fatoumata plans on making an average monthly profit of 80,000 francs CFA that will be used for reinvesting in the business and for covering certain household needs.
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Mariées majoritairement dans des familles traditionnelles avec une moyenne d’âge de 38 ans et 3 enfants, les femmes du groupe Kenyereye habitent toutes dans la ville de Sikasso (3ème Région administrative du Mali) et se sont connues à travers des liens de parenté, de voisinage et de leurs activités professionnelles.
Elles font de la vente de condiments alimentaires, de céréales, d’huile alimentaire, de poissons, etc.
Dans le but d’augmenter leurs fonds de commerce, les membres du groupe intègrent Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 2ème cycle de prêt solidaire.
Madame Fatoumata, assise à droite sur la photo, compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter, 2 paniers de poissons Elle s’approvisionne sur place à Sikasso, auprès des grossistes et effectue ses ventes, en ambulant, à domicile et au marché, à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Madame Fatoumata compte réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 80.000 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
  • 34
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,531,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 517.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD