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Saniya Group
In this Group: Albatourou , Mariam , Ami , Djeneba
Most of them married in traditional families and averaging 32 years of age and three children each, the four women of the group Saniya all live in Sikasso City (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They know one another through ties of kinship, community, and their professional work. They buy and sell clothing, grocery items, and general merchandise.

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. Albatourou does commerce in soap. She is the second from the left in the photo. She intends to use her loan to purchase about 5 bags of Kabakourouni soap (which is made in the traditional manner). She gets her supplies locally in Sikasso from wholesalers and makes her sales from home. Her customer base is composed of men and women.

With this loan, Ms. Albatourou plans on making an average monthly profit of 20,000 francs CFA that will be used to reinvest in her business and to meet certain household needs.
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Mariées majoritairement dans des familles traditionnelles avec une moyenne d’âge de 32 ans et 3 enfants, les quatre femmes du groupe Saniya 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 des habits, des produits alimentaires et des articles divers.
Dans le but d’augmenter leurs fonds de commerce, les membres du groupe ont intégré Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 2ème cycle de prêt solidaire.
Madame Albatourou fait le commerce de savon, elle est en deuxième position de la gauche vers la droite, elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter environ 5 sacs de savon Kabakourouni (qui est de fabrication traditionnelle). Elle s’approvisionne sur place à Sikasso, auprès des grossistes et effectue ses ventes à domicile, à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes. Madame Albatourou compte réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 20.000 FCFA qui sera utilisé, pour être réinvesti dans l’activité et prendre en charge certains besoins du foyer

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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
  • 58
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 493.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD