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Kobake Group
In this Group: Farima , Fatoumata , Tatché , Fatoumata , Fatoumata
The five women of the group Kobakè are married for the most part in monogamous households; the women average 33 years of age and four children each, all living in Kanadjiguila, in Commune de Mandé / Cercle de Kati. And they know one another through ties of community and revenue-generating businesses at the Kanadjiguila market. The group members do commerce in tubers (yams, sweet potatoes, and potatoes), utensils, and clothing.

With the goal of increasing their business capital, the group members decided to collaborate with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso and are now on their first solidarity loan cycle.

Ms. Tatché (the woman sitting at the far right in the photo) is a major vendor of tubers (yams, sweet potatoes, and potatoes) in the district. She intends to use her loan to purchase 350 kg of yams in Bamako. The sales are made at the retail level to a customer base composed mostly of women in Kanadjiguila.

With this loan, Ms. Tatché hopes to obtain an average monthly profit of 45,000 francs CFA that will be used to reinvest in her business and to ensure her children’s care.
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Les cinq femmes du groupe Kobakè sont mariées majoritairement dans des ménages monogamiques ; 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 voisinage et de leurs activités génératrices de revenu au marché de Kanadjiguila. Les membres du groupe font le petit commerce de tubercules (igname, patates et pomme de terre), ustensiles et des habits. 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 Tatché (femme assise à l’extrême droite sur la photo) est une grande vendeuse de tubercules (igname, patates et pomme de terre) dans le quartier. Elle compte utiliser son prêt pour acheter 350 kg d’igname à Bamako. La revente se fait en détails à Kanadjiguila à une clientèle composée majoritairement de femmes. Madame Tatché espère avoir avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 45 000 FCFA qui sera utilisé, pour être réinvesti dans l’activité et assurer l’entretien 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
  • 58
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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