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Gnongonlame Group
In this Group: Kiatou , Fatoumata , Aïssata , Aminata , Sitan
The Gnongonlamè Group is mostly made up of monogamous, married women who live with their husbands and children in traditional families. They are, on average, 33 years old and have four children. The women all live in Kanadjiguila, in the commune of Mandé/district of Kati. They know one another through family, neighbourhood and friendship.

The members of the group are all retailers of high-quality wax pagnes (traditional, wrap-around clothing), second-hand clothing and yams. In order to increase their business earnings, the women have decided to work with the field partner, Soro Yiriwaso. This will be their first group loan.

Kiatou (sitting on the far right of the photo) has built up a strong reputation for the quality of the wax pagnes that she sells. She will use her loan to buy 20 wax pagnes from wholesalers at the main market. She will then resell them in Kanadjiguila, on foot, mainly to women. Kiatou hopes to make an average monthly profit of 40,000 francs CFA, which she will use to reinvest in her business and provide for some of the needs of her children.
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Le groupe Gnongonlamè est majoritairement composé des femmes monogames mariées vivant avec leurs maris et leurs enfants dans des familles traditionnelles. Elles ont en moyenne 33 ans et 4 enfants. Elles habitent toutes à Kanadjiguila dans la commune du Mandé / cercle de Kati et se sont connues à travers des liens de parenté, de voisinage et d’amitié. Les membres du groupe font le petit commerce d’habits (pagnes wax) de meilleures qualités, de friperies et de Yam. Dans le but d’augmenter leurs fonds de commerce, les membres du groupe ont décidé de collaborer avec Soro Yiriwaso et sont à leur 1er cycle de prêt solidaire.
Madame Kiatou (femme assise à l’extrême droite sur la photo) a une réputation dans la vente des habits (pagnes wax) de meilleures qualités. Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter 20 pièces de pagnes wax en gros au grand marché. La revente se fait en détails à de Kanadjiguila et en ambulant à une clientèle constituée majoritairement de femmes. Madame Kiatou espère réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 40 000 FCFA qui sera utilisé, pour être réinjecté dans l’activité et subvenir aux petits besoins des enfants.

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
  • 52
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 474.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gnongonlame Group's $1,075 loan helped a member to buy wax pagnes (traditional, wrap-around clothing) for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014