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Oye 3 Group
In this Group: Ada , Salimata, Hawa , Korka, Mariam, Yada , Djénéba , Korka , Yanindjou, Bineye
The 10 members of the Oye 3 group are married women, who are on average 47 years old with six children. They all live in polygamous families in Bandiagara, which is in the fifth administrative region of Mali.
Bandiagara is a locality that is made up of 90% of cliffs, where the women's main occupation is the culture and conditioning of onions. The women transport the arable earth to the uplands in order to prepare their terraces intended for their farming activities.
They collaborate with the Soro Yiriwaso micro-finance institution in order to manage their businesses over the end of the winter.
This is their first loan from the institution.
Djénéba, who is standing second from the left in the photo, mainly grows onions.
With her loan, she plans to buy seeds and fertiliser. After harvesting, she sells her production in the village and in Bandiagara to her clientele of men and women.
She hopes to make a profit of 20.000 Francs CFA by the end of the season. This income will enable her to help her husband with the family expenses (school fees for the children, health and food), to buy small ruminants and fowl, and to reinvest the rest in her business.
Les 10 membres du groupe OYE 3 sont toutes des femmes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 47 ans, 6 enfants et vivant toutes dans des familles polygames à Bandiagara, 5ème région administrative du Mali.
Bandiagara est une localité constituée à 90% de falaise où les femmes ont comme activité principale la culture d’oignon et de sa transformation. Les femmes transportent de la terre arable sur les hauteurs afin de confectionner leurs planches destinées à leurs pratiques agricoles.
Elles collaborent avec l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso afin de mener à bien leurs activités maraîchères en cette fin d’hivernage.
Elles sont à leur 1er prêt avec l’institution.
La spéculation cultivée est essentiellement l’oignon avec Djénéba debout en 2eme position de la gauche verts la droite sur la photo.
Avec son prêt, elle compte acheter de la semence et des engrais. La production est vendue au niveau du village et de Bandiagara, après la récolte à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice de 20.000 Francs CFA en fin de campagne Ce bénéfice lui permettra d’aider son mari dans les dépenses familiales (scolarisation des enfants, santé et nourriture), achat de petits ruminants et vollailes et investir le reste dans les activités.

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
  • 50
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 477.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD