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Dolo Group
In this Group: Alimata , Awa Yaya , Lala, Coumba , Gnine , Minata , Rokia , Magne Tieflo , Mamou , Nana
The group Dolo is composed of married women and one widow, who average 39 years of age and four children each, all living in traditional extended families in the village of Diarani, in Commune de Wacoro, Prefecture de Dioïla, in Région de Koulikoro (2nd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). The women know one another through ties of kinship, community, and friendship. They do commerce in smoked fish, soap, and peanuts, and they work in food service. The women of the group Dolo are on their third solidarity loan.

This client, LALA, the second person standing from the right in the photo, intends to purchase 2 baskets of smoked fish from retailers at the Nangola market on nearly every market day. She resells locally in the village to a customer base composed of men and women.

She envisions making an average monthly profit of 15,000 francs CFA that will be used to meet family needs. Part of the profits are reinvested in the commerce of smoked fish.
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Le groupe Dolo, composé de femmes mariées et une veuve, ont en moyenne 39 ans, 4 enfants et vivent toutes dans des familles traditionnelles élargies dans le village de Diarani, commune de Wacoro, préfecture de Dioïla, Région de Koulikoro (deuxième région administrative de la république du Mali). Elles se sont connues à travers des liens de parenté, de voisinage et d’amitié. Elles font le commerce du poisson fumé, des condiments, du savon, de l’arachide et font la restauration. Les femmes du groupe Dolo sont à leur troisième prêt solidaire. La cliente LALA, deuxième personne à partir de la droite dans le rang des debout, compte acheter 2 paniers de poissons fumé presque chaque foire au marché de Nangola avec les revendeurs qu’elle revend sur place dans le village à une clientèle composée de femmes et d’hommes. Elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice moyen mensuel de 15 000FCFA qui sera utilisé pour ses besoins de la famille et une partie est réinvestie dans l’activité de commerce de poissons fumé.

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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
  • 27
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,494,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD