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Danaya I Group
In this Group: Dounamba , Mamou , Magne , Awa , Gnaba , Fatoumata , N1Edie , Awa , Gna , Mariam
The ten members of the DANAYA I group are married women who, on average, are 38 years old and have four children each. Most of them live in polygamous families in Thyla, one of the villages of the Kaladougou commune in the Dioïla Cercle, Koulikoro Region (second administrative region of Mali).

They have joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to better organize their farming activities at the start of the rainy season. Among other crops, they grow groundnuts, millet, okra and sesame. They are on their sixth loan with the institution.

In the photo, Gna, the featured borrower, is the first person from the right in the sitting row. She plans to use this new loan to cover the cost of plowing and to buy agricultural inputs and small tools to maintain 1.5 hectare (3.7 acres) of land on which she grows millet and groundnuts.

After the harvest, she sells her crop in the town of Kaladougou to a customer base which consists of men and women. She is expecting to make a profit of about 60,000 CFA francs per growing season.
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Les dix membres du groupe DANAYA I sont des femmes mariées avec une moyenne d’âge de 38 ans et ont en moyenne 4 enfants. Elles vivent la plupart dans les familles polygames à Thyla, un des villages de la commune de Kaladougou, préfecture de Dioïla, région de Koulikoro, 2ème région administrative du mali.
Elles collaborent avec l’institution de micro finance Soro yiriwaso dans le but de pouvoir mieux organiser leurs activités en début d’hivernage. Les spéculations cultivées sont entre autres l’arachide, du mil, du gombo et du sésame.. Elles sont à leur sixième collaboration avec l’institution.
Avec ce nouveau prêt, GNA première personne à droite dans le rang des assises, compte acheter les intrants, les petits équipements et payer les frais de labour pour entretenir environs 1.5Ha de mil et d’arachide.
Les productions sont vendues au niveau de la ville de Kaladougou, après les récoltes à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes. Elle réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 60 000F CFA environs par campagne.

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
  • 492.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Danaya I Group's $1,525 loan helped a member to pay for weeding and plowing and to buy seeds, fertilizers, herbicides and small tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 22, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014