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Soutoura Group
In this Group: Awa, Nana , Fatoumata, Achata, Fatoumata , Nana , Fatoumata, Maimouna, Aminata , Kadia
Soutoura is a group of women who come from Koutiala and live in large traditional families with their husbands, children, and other relatives. On average, they are 37 years old, with at least four children each.

This group of women sell various items such as bananas, groundnut, pagnes (traditional African fabrics), fish (smoked and fresh), millet, potatoes, charcoal, used clothing etc. In order to expand their businesses, they have decided to join the loan program offered by Soro Yiriwaso. This is their first group loan.

Awa, second from the left in the front row, is planning to use her loan to buy some baskets of smoked fish which she will gradually resell on a retail basis to a diverse group of customers. She buys her merchandise at the Grand Market.

While the other members of the Soutoura group are expecting to make an average profit of 95,000 CFA francs each during this loan cycle, Awa is expecting to make a profit of 110,000 CFA francs.

The members of the group will use their earnings not only to repay their loans but also to cover their personal expenses and to increase their businesses. They wish to strengthen their partnership with Soro Yiriwaso in order to prevent a shortage of stocks.
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Soutoura est un regroupement de femmes de Koutiala qui vivent dans de grandes familles traditionnelles avec leurs maris, enfants et autres parents. Elles ont en moyenne 37 ans et ont au moins 4 enfants.
Ce groupe de femmes fait le commerce d’articles divers tels que, de Bananes, Arachide, Pagnes, Poissons (fumé et frais), Mil, Pomme de terre, Charbon de bois, Friperie et divers. Pour augmenter la taille de leurs activités, les membres ont décidé d’intégrer le programme crédit de Soro Yiriwaso pour la première fois.
Awa, deuxième personne assise de la gauche vers la droite, compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter des paniers poissons fumés au fur et à mesure qu’elle vend en détail à une clientèle diverse. Elle se procure au grand marché.
Tandis que les autres membres du groupe Soutoura comptent réaliser un bénéfice moyen de 95 000CFA chacune au cours de ce cycle Mme Awa compte réaliser 110 000FCFA.
En plus du remboursement des prêts, elles utilisent une partie du revenu pour faire face aux dépenses personnelles et augmenter son fonds de commerce.
Elles souhaitent voir renforcer ce partenariat avec Soro Yiriwaso pour que les stocks ne soient pas rares.

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
  • 39
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,574,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 473.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD