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Djekafo  5 Group
In this Group: Hawa.d, Kadiatou , Satan , Mamou , Meh , Mamou , Bintou , Mina
The eight women of "Djekafo 5" are all married in traditional families, and they average 32 years of age and three children each, all living in the village of Sirakorobougopu, in Région de Ségou (4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They know one another through their seasonal farmwork and by ties of community, marriage, and kinship in the village. They grow peanuts, millet, and rice.

With the goal of purchasing various equipment and stocking up on farm inputs, the group members found out about the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their third farm loan cycle.

Ms. Hawa.d (last woman standing at the right in the photo) is a great seasonal farmwork leader in the village of Sirakorobougou. She intends to use her loan to plow her field, purchase seeds and manure, and then pay youngsters to weed her field. Sales of her produce are made in cash at the end of the rainy season to pay back her loan, and finally to have revenues to provide for the children and some for the family.
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Les huit femmes de Djekafo 5 sont toutes mariées dans les familles traditionnelles. Elles ont en moyenne 32 ans et 3 enfants. Elles vivent toutes dans le village de Sirakorobougou dans la région de Ségou (4ème région administrative du Mali). Elles se sont connues à travers leurs activités agricoles hivernales, des liens de voisinage, de mariage et de parenté dans le village. Elles font la culture d’arachide, du mil et du riz. Dans le but de s’acheter de petits équipements, de s’approvisionner en intrants agricoles, les membres du groupe ont adhéré à Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 3ème cycle du prêt de campagne.
Madame Hawa.d (dernière femme debout à droite dans la photo) est une grande meneuse d’activités agricoles hivernales dans le village de Sirakorobougou. Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour labourer son champ, s’acheter des semences et d’engrais puis payer les jeunes pour sarcler son champ. La vente de ses produits agricoles se fait au comptant à la fin de l’hivernage pour payer son prêt et afin d’avoir de revenu pour prendre la charge des enfants, et une partie de celle de la famille.

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
  • $12,694,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Djekafo 5 Group's $850 loan helped a member to purchase seeds, farm inputs, and sundry equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 19, 2013
Jul 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014