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Kotankègnè Group
In this Group: Djidi , Minata , Sounkoura , Sata , Sanata , Djelika , Mayama
Married and living mostly in polygamous families, the seven women of the Kotankègnè group are, on average, 42 years old and have four children. They all live in the village of N’gara in the Ségou region (in the fourth administrative region of Mali) and know each other as neighbors and through family and marriage ties. They are in the business of selling cereals and fruits. In hopes of increasing their working capital, the members of the group decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso and are on their 11th joint loan.
Mrs. Sanata (the woman seated to the far left), is a successful fruit and vegetable vendor in the village of N’gara. She plans to use her loan to buy 24 baskets of papayas from sellers in the village and in surrounding areas. She makes her sales for cash and on credit from her home and at the market in Konodimini, as well as traveling around, to a clientele made up of men and women.
Mrs. Sanata hopes to make an average monthly profit of 20,000 FCFA with this loan, which will be used to reinvest in her business and to cover her children’s educational expenses.
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Mariées majoritairement dans des familles polygames, les sept femmes du groupe Kotankègnè ont une moyenne d’âge de 42 ans et 4 enfants. Elles habitent toutes dans le village de N’gara dans la région de Ségou (4ème Région administrative du Mali) et se sont connues à travers des liens de voisinage, de parenté et de mariage. Elles font le petit commerce de céréales, de fruits et légumes. Dans le but d’augmenter leurs fonds de commerce, les membres du groupe ont décidé de collaborer avec Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 11ème cycle de prêt solidaire.
Madame Sanata (femme assise en 1ème position sur la photo de la gauche vers la droite) est une grande vendeuse de fruits et légumes dans le village de N’gara. Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter 24 paniers de papayes avec les exploitants du village et environnants du village. La revente se fait au comptant et à crédit à domicile et dans la foire de Konodimini en ambulant à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes. Madame Sanata espère réaliser un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 20 000 FCFA avec ce prêt, qui sera utilisé, pour être réinvesti dans l’activité et assurer la scolarisation des enfants 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
  • 51
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 506.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD