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Aminata
Mrs. Aminata D., 48, is married and the mother of 8 children. She lives in a monogamous family with her husband and children in the Pélengana Sud neighborhood of Ségou (fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali).



Having left school after the 9th grade of basic school (in the Malian education system) in order to get married, she began at the age of 10 to work, helping her mother who sold milk on foot, since her Peulh parents had lots of animals. After several years spent in apprenticeship with her mother, she decided to go out on her own, opting to buy and sell firewood, which she has now been doing for 14 years. Besides firewood, she also sells rice and onions in the “Château” open-air market.



She came to Soro Yiriwaso 54 months ago hoping to make more profit and expand her business. After 5 solidarity loans and 2 individual loans, all correctly reimbursed, she intends to use this third individual loan to buy 4 loads of firewood, 2 sacks of rice, and 2 sacks of onions. She buys her goods in the villages around Ségou.



Mrs. Aminata D. sells for cash or credit to a clientele composed mainly of women and a few men (who are mostly bakers or meat-roasters). She expects to make a monthly profit of 40,000 F CFA which will be used as working capital and to help her husband support the family.

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Madame Aminata D. est âgée de 48 ans, mariée et mère de 8 enfants. Elle vit dans une famille monogame avec son époux et ses enfants au quartier Pélengana Sud de Ségou (quatrième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Ayant abandonné l’école en classe de 9ème année fondamentale (système éducatif Malien) pour se marier, elle débuta alors le commerce dés l’âge de 10 ans auprès de sa mère qui vendait du lait en ambulant car ses parents peulhs, avaient beaucoup d’animaux. Après plusieurs années d’apprentissage auprès de cette dernière elle décida de mener une carrière en solo, en optant pour l’achat vente de bois de chauffe depuis maintenant 14 ans. En plus du bois de chauffe, elle vend également du riz et des oignons au marché château.
C’est dans l’optique de réaliser plus de bénéfice et de renforcer son commerce qu’elle fait recours à Soro Yiriwaso il y’a de cela 54 mois. Après 5 prêts solidaires et 2 prêts individuels tous correctement remboursés, elle compte utiliser ce 3ème prêt individuel pour acheter, 4 chargements de bois de chauffe, 2 sacs de riz et 2 sacs d’oignons. Elle s’approvisionne dans les villages aux alentours de Ségou.
Madame Aminata D. vend au comptant et à crédit à une clientèle composée majoritairement de femmes et de quelques hommes (qui sont surtout des boulangers et des rôtisseurs).
Elle envisage de réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 40 000FCFA, qui lui servira de fonds de roulement et d’aider son mari dans la prise en charge des dépenses familiales.

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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.

About Mali

  • $1,200
    Average annual income
  • 19
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,726,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 454.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Aminata purchase of firewood, rice, and onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 17, 2009
Listed
Sep 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Aug 15, 2010