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Serieux Group
In this Group: Sali, Chata, Marietou, Massira, Awa, Mamou
The Serieux group is composed of six married women averaging 34 years of age, with five children. They live in traditional extended families in the Niebala neighborhood of the town of Bougouni.

They know each other as neighbors and friends as well as through their work. To bolster their financing capacity and manage their business better, they have joined the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution and are now on their first loan. This group of women sells fruits, which is the case of Awa, for example. She is the one seated in the photo. She plans to use her loan to buy 10 banana bunches from wholesalers in Bougouni. She sells at the marketplace and out of her home, retail, for cash and in credit, to a customer base consisting mainly of women. She anticipates earning an average monthly revenue of 20,000 West African francs, which will be used to invest in her business and repay the loan.
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Le groupe SÉRIEUX est constitué de 6 femmes toutes mariées ayant une moyenne d’âge de 34 ans et 5 enfants. Elles vivent dans des familles traditionnelles élargies dans le quartier NIEBALA de la ville de Bougouni.
Elles se sont connues à travers des liens de voisinage, d’amitié et de commerce. Pour renforcer leur capacité financière afin de mieux faire leur commerce, elles ont adhéré à l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso avec laquelle elles sont à leur 1ér prêt. Ce groupe de femmes fait le commerce de fruits à l’image de AWA qui est la femme assise dans la photo. Elle compte acheter avec son prêt, 10 régimes de bannes avec les grossistes de Bougouni. Elle effectue ses ventes au marché et à domicile, en détail au comptant et à crédit à une clientèle composée essentiellement de femmes.
Elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 20.000FCFA qui sera investi dans les activités et rembourser le prêt.

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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
  • 38
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,546,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 485.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD