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Gnongondeme Ton I Group
In this Group: Boukary Drissa , Zoumana , Yaya , Mami , Jean Paul
The five members of the Gnongondeme Ton I group are married men, who average 50 years of age with seven children each and who all live in traditional families in Koumbri, one of the villages in Koutiala, Mali's third administrative region.

They are collaborating with the microfinance institution, Soro Yiriwaso, with the aim of carrying out their farming activities successfully during the winter season. They are on their fifth loan with the institution and the previous loans have all been repaid in full.

Yaya, who is standing second from the right in the photo, grows corn. With his loan he is planning to buy fertilizers, seeds and small farming materials, as well as to pay labor costs to maintain 1.5 hectares of land.

Once harvested, the produce will be sold in the village and in Koutiala to a customer base made up of men and women.

Yaya expects to make an average 200,000FCFA profit at the end of the season. This profit will enable him to repay his loan and also help out with the daily expenses.
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Les 5 membres du groupe Gnongondeme ton I sont des hommes mariés ayant une moyenne d’âge de 50 ans, 7enfants et vivant toutes dans des familles traditionnelles à Koumbri, un des villages de Koutiala, 3ème région administrative du Mali.
Ils collaborent avec l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso afin de mener à bien leurs activités agricoles pendant l’hivernage.
Ils sont à leur cinquième prêt avec l’institution, les prêts passés ont été bien remboursés.
La spéculation cultivée est le maïs avec Yaya, 2 ème debout de la droite vers la gauche sur la photo.
Avec son prêt, il compte acheter des intrants, des semences, des petits matériels agricoles et payer les frais de labour pour entretenir 1.5 hectare.
La production sera vendue au niveau du village et à Koutiala, après la récolte, à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Il compte réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 200.000FCFA en fin de 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
  • 60
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 501.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gnongondeme Ton I Group's $1,500 loan helped a member to pay for labor, seeds, fertilizers, farming equipment and hoeing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 2, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 26, 2014