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Djekassigui 1 Group
In this Group: Alimata M , Tiné , Dayi , Fatoumata , Binta O , Djeneba , Maimouna , Alimata , Fatoumata , Mayima
The ten women of "Djekassigui 1" are all married in traditional families, and they average 39 years of age and three children each, all living in the village of Ouolobougouni, in Région de Ségou (4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali). They know one another through their rainy season farm work and through ties of community, marriage, and kinship in the village. They grow peanuts, millet, and rice.

With the goal of purchasing tools and supplying themselves with farm inputs, the group members learned about the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their second farm loan cycle.

Ms. Alimata M. (last woman standing from the right, at the end in the photo) is a great leader of rainy season farm work in the village of Ouolobougouni. She intends to use her loan to plow her field, purchase some seeds and manure, and then pay young people to weed the field.

At the end of the rainy season, the produce is sold in cash to pay back the loan in order to have the income to care for the children and some for the family.
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Les dix femmes de Djekassigui 1 sont toutes mariées dans les familles traditionnelles. Elles ont en moyenne 39 ans et 3 enfants. Elles vivent toutes dans le village de Ouolobougouni. 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 connu Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 2ème cycle du prêt de campagne.
Madame Alimata M. (dernière femme debout au bout à droite dans la photo,) est une grande meneuse d’activités agricoles hivernales dans le village de Ouolobougouni. 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
  • 54
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 513.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Djekassigui 1 Group's $1,375 loan helped a member to purchase tools, seeds, and farm inputs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 28, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014