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Kotognogontala  5 Group
In this Group: Adiara , Nassira, Mariam, Mariam , Ramatou , Awa , Fatoumata
The four members of the Kotognogontala 5 group are married women, who, on average, are 45 years old and have five children. They all live in traditional families in N'Tjila, one of the villages of Niena in the rural commune of Wateni, Sikasso, the third administrative region in Mali. They are working with the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to carry out their farming during the rainy season.

The group is on their fifth loan with the institution, and all of their previous loans have been repaid.

Nassira, standing in the middle of the photo, grows ground nuts and corn. With her loan, she plans to buy farm inputs, fertilizer, herbicide, and seeds and also pay the cost of labor to maintain one hectare of land.

After the harvest, she will sell her crops in the village to men and women customers. She hopes to earn 105,000 francs CFA per field. These earnings will allow her to pay back her loan and also help her husband with the everyday expenses and support her children's health costs.
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Les 4 membres du groupe Kotognogontala 5 sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 45 ans, 5 enfants et vivant tous dans des familles traditionnelles à N’Tjila, un des villages de Niena dans la commune rurale de Wateni, région SIKASSO, 3ème ville administrative du Mali.
Elles collaborent avec l’institution de micro finance Soro Yiriwaso afin de mener à bien leurs activités agricoles pendant l’hivernage.
Elles sont à leur cinquième prêt avec l’institution et les autres prêts passés ont été bien remboursés.
La spéculation cultivée est l’arachide et le maïs avec Nassira débout au milieu sur la photo. Elle compte acheter avec son prêt, des intrants, l’engrais, herbicide, semences et payer les frais de labour pour entretenir 1 hectare.
La production est vendue au niveau du village. Après la récolte elle vend à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice de 105.000 francs CFA par campagne.
Ce bénéfice lui permettra de payer son prêt et aussi aider son mari dans les dépenses quotidiennes et subvenir au frais de santé de ses enfants.

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
  • 27
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,487,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 491.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kotognogontala 5 Group's $875 loan helped a member to buy farm inputs and seeds and to pay the cost of labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 24, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014