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Sabougnouma Group
In this Group: Mariam , Balakissa, Ramata , Mariam , Awa
The Sabougnouma Group is made up of five married women who average 30 years of age and four children. Most of them live in traditional families in the Massablacoura neighborhood in the city of Bougouni. They met through neighborhood, friendship, and business ties.

To increase their financial means in order to better run their business, these women belong to microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso, with which they are on their first loan. This group of women sells spices, cereals, clothing, and fruit and vegetables.

Mariam, who is the group member [pictured] holding some papers, buys and sells cereals. With her loan, she plans to purchase three 100kg sacks of corn and one 100kg sack of fonio from the Bougouni wholesalers. She carries out her sales at the market and at home, at retail prices for cash and credit to a group of customers made up of men and women.

Mariam expects to see an average monthly profit of 20,000 CFA francs, which will be invested in the businesses and [used to] repay the loan.
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Le groupe Sabougnouma est constitué de 5 femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 30 ans et 4 enfants. Elles vivent majoritairement dans des familles traditionnelles dans le quartier Massablacoura de la ville de Bougouni.
Elles se sont connues à travers des liens de voisinage, d’amitié et de commerce. Pour renforcer leur capacité financière afin de mieux faire leur commerce, elles adhérent à l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso avec laquelle elles sont à leur premier prêt. Ce groupe de femmes fait le commerce de condiments, de céréales, d’habits et des fruits et légumes.
Mariam, qui est le membre du groupe papier en main, fait l’achat vente de céréales. Elle compte acheter avec son prêt, 3 sacs de 100kg de maïs et 1 sac de 100kg de fonio avec les grossistes de Bougouni. Elle effectue ses ventes au marché et à domicile, en détail au comptant et à crédit à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 20.000FCFA qui sera investi dans les activités et rembourser le prêt.

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
  • 54
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 493.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD