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Danaya Group
In this Group: Aminata , Assan, Dala , Fatoumata , Mah , Fatoumata
The Danaya group is composed of six married women, living mainly in traditional families and averaging 33 years of age, with two children. They all live in the city of Sikasso (the third administrative region of Mali) and know each other as neighbors or relatives by blood or marriage.

The group members work as vendors selling incense, firewood, ginger, and traditional colorful fabric: wax and [damask-type] bazins. With the goal of increasing their working capital, the group members have joined Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their 10th solidarity cycle.

Mrs. Aminata (the second one standing on the left in the photo) is a group member selling traditional fabrics. She plans to use her loan to buy four sets of wax fabric and two sets of bazins. She busy from wholesalers and sells retail, for cash and on credit, out of her home and at the market, to a customer base composed of both men and women.With this loan, Mrs. Aminata plans to achieve an average monthly revenue of 47,500 West African francs, which will be used to reinvest in her business and help her husband with some family expenses.
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Constitué de 6 femmes mariées, les membres de groupe Danaya vivent majoritairement dans des familles traditionnelles avec une moyenne d’âge de 33 ans et 2 enfants. Elles 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 mariage.
Les membres du groupe font le petit commerce, d’encens, de bois, gingembre et de pagnes wax et bazins.
Dans le but d’augmenter leurs fonds de commerce, les membres du groupe ont intégrés Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 10ème cycle de prêt solidaire.
Madame AMINATA (2 eme debout à gauche sur la photo) est la vendeuse de wax et bazins du groupe. Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter, 4 pièces de pagnes wax et 2 pièces de pagnes bazins.
Elle s’approvisionne auprès des grossistes et effectue ses ventes en détail, au comptant et à crédit, à domicile et au marché, à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Madame AMINATA compte réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 47.500 FCFA qui sera utilisé, pour être réinvesti dans l’activité et aider son mari dans certaines dépenses familiales.

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
  • 60
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Danaya Group's $1,500 loan helped a member to buy traditional West African francs (wax and bazins).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013