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Dembagnouma Group
In this Group: Chata , Yiridjo , Batoma , Fatoumata
The members of the group Dembagnouma average 35 years of age and six children each, all living in traditional families in the village of Sido, prefecture of Bougouni. The women know one another through ties of community, friendship, and commerce. To bolster their financial capacity, so as to do better business, they joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their eighth loan. This group of women does commerce in hair extensions and in the making and selling of beignets.

Chata, the only one seated in front in the photo, sells beignets made from millet. She intends to use her loan to purchase 8 sacks of millet from peasant producers and 2 containers of cooking oil from fair-goers when the weekly markets take place in Sido. She makes her beignets sales at the retail level at the market, from home, and by going door to door. She accepts cash or credit from a customer base composed of men and women.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 65,000 francs CFA that will be used for: investing in her business, covering healthcare costs, and paying back the loan.
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Les membres du groupe Dembagnouma qui ont une moyenne d’âge de 35 ans et 6 enfants vivent toutes dans des familles traditionnelles dans le village de Sido, préfecture 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 ont adhéré à l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso avec laquelle elles sont à leur huitième prêt. Ce groupe de femmes fait le commerce de mèches et de la préparation vente de beignets.
Chata, qui est la seule assise devant fait de la vente de beignet à base de mil.
Elle compte acheter avec son prêt, 8 sacs de mil auprès des paysans producteurs et 2 bidons d’huile alimentaires auprès des forains les jours des marchés hebdomadaires de Sido. Elle effectue ses ventes de beignets au marché, en ambulant 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 65.000FCFA qui sera investi dans les activités, pour les frais de santé, de nourriture 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
  • 44
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,956,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 492.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Dembagnouma Group's $1,225 loan helped a member to purchase food supplies for making and selling beignets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013