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Djekafo Group
In this Group: Fanta , Tata, Mah , Mah, Niele
The DJEKAFO group is part of the BENKADI association of TIELE. It consists of five married women who know one another as neighbors and through ties of kinship. They average 45 years of age and four children each. Their activities include buying and selling condiments and restaurant services, which is the activity conducted by FANTA, sitting on the right in the photo. These women live in large traditional families in TIELE, sub-prefecture of BAGUINEDA (region of Koulikoro, Republic of Mali). They have been engaged in small trade for several years and they are in high demand.

To meet the growing needs of their clientele, the group members decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance program. This is their 3rd group loan. FANTA plans to use her credit to buy cereals (millet and rice) and various condiments (peppers, tomatoes, onions, cabbage, condensed tomato products) for her restaurant activity. She buys her merchandise from BAMAKO wholesalers and sells her food in TIELE, at retail, cash or credit, to a clientele consisting of both men and women.

She hopes to earn a monthly profit of 30,000FCFA, which will allow her to repay her loan and to reinvest a portion in her activity.
DJEKAFO est un groupe de l’association BENKADI de TIELE. Il regroupe 5 femmes qui se sont connues à travers des liens de parenté et de voisinage. Elles ont une moyenne d’âge de 45 ans. Mariées d’au moins quatre enfants, elles mènent différentes activités telles l’achat vente de condiment et de restaurant à l’image de FANTA qui est la première personne assise de la droite vers la gauche de la photo. Elles vivent dans des grandes familles traditionnelles à TIELE dans la sous préfecture de BAGUINEDA (Région de Koulikoro, République du Mali).
Elles sont dans le petit commerce depuis plusieurs années et sont très sollicitées dans leurs activités.
Dans le souci de satisfaire le besoin croissant de leur clientèle, les membres du groupe ont décidé d’intégrer le programme crédit de Soro Yiriwaso. Elles sont à leur troisième prêt solidaire.
FANTA, compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter des céréales (mil et riz) et des condiments alimentaires de différentes sortes (poivre, tomate, oignon, choux, concentrés de tomates.) pour des fins de restauration. Elle s’approvisionne à BAMAKO auprès des grossistes et vend ses aliments à TIELE, en détail, au comptant et à crédit, à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Elle espère sur un bénéfice mensuel de 30.000FCFA somme qui lui permettra de rembourser le prêt et de réinvestir dans son activité.

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.

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