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Djouraton I Group
In this Group: Fanta , Naminata , Chata , Awa , Chata , Korotoumou , Diatou
The members of the Djouraton I group are all married women averaging 36 years of age, with three children. They all live in polygamous families in Nala, a neighborhood in the town of Fakola, the third administrative region of Mali. They collaborate with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution in order to better manage their agricultural activities during the rainy season.

They are on their fourth loan with the institution, having duly repaid their prior loans. They grow peanuts, which is the case of Awa, for example. She is the first one standing on the left in the photo. With her loan, she plans to buy agricultural inputs [fertilizers etc] and seeds and pay the cost of labor to work 1 ha [2.5 acres] of land. After harvesting, the produce is sold locally, to a customer base composed of both men and women. She plans to earn 85,000 West African franc per agricultural cycle. This revenue will allow her to pay off her loan and help her husband with everyday expenses.
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Les membres du groupe DJOURATON I sont des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 36 ans, 3 enfants et vivant toutes dans des familles polygames à NALA, un des quartiers de FAKOLA ville, 3ème région administrative du Mali.
Elles collaborent avec l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso afin de mener à bien leurs activités agricoles pendant l’hivernage.
Elles sont à leur quatrième prêt avec l’institution, les prêts passés ont été bien remboursés.
La spéculation cultivée est l’arachide avec AWA 1ère debout à gauche sur la photo.
Avec son prêt, elle compte acheter des intrants, la semence et payer les frais de labours pour exploiter 1hectare.
La production est vendue au niveau du village, au marché après la récolte à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice de 85.500FCFA par campagne.
Ce bénéfice lui permettra de payer son prêt et aussi d’aider son mari dans les dépenses quotidiennes.

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
  • $12,494,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 511.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Djouraton I Group's $1,050 loan helped a member to pay for agricultural inputs and seeds as well as for the cost of farm labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 21, 2013
Jul 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014