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Sinignessigui  I Group
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The ten members of the Sinignessigui I Group are married women with an average age of 43 years and an average of four children. They live in traditional families in Lobougoula, one of the villages in the third administrative region of Mali (Sikasso).

They work with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso to carry out their farming businesses during the rainy season. They are on their seventh agricultural loan cycle with the institution, and all of their prior loans have been repaid in full.

Madiara (shown in the photo standing in the center of the back row), grows crops of rice. With her ​​loan, she intends to buy agricultural inputs and pay for the labor cost of maintaining one hectare of farmland. After the harvest, produce is sold in the village to a clientele composed of men and women.

Madiara expects to earn an average income of 190,000 FCFA per agricultural cycle. The money she earns will allow her to repay her loan and to reinvest in her business.
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Les dix membres du groupe SINIGNESSIGUI I sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 43 ans, 4 enfants et vivant toutes dans des familles traditionnelle à LOBOUGOULA, un des villages de la 3ème région administrative du Mali (SIKASSO).
Elles collaborent avec l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso afin de mener à bien leurs activités agricoles pendant l’hivernage.
Elles sont à leur septième prêt de campagne agricole avec l’institution et tous les prêts précédents ont été correctement remboursés.
La spéculation cultivée est : riz avec MADIARA au milieu de la photo position débout.
Avec son prêt, elle compte acheter des intrants et payer les frais de labours pour entretenir : 1 hectare.
La production est vendue au niveau du village, après la récolte à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 190 000FCFA par campagne.
Ce bénéfice lui permettra de payer son prêt et aussi de réinvestir le reste dans l’entreprise.

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
  • 52
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 507.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sinignessigui I Group's $1,100 loan helped a member to buy agricultural inputs and pay for the labor cost of maintaining one hectare of farmland.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 6, 2013
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014