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Mamou
Mr. Mamou S. is 34 years old, married, and the father of two children. He lives in a rented place with several co-tenants in the Darsalam district of the city of Ségou (4th administrative region of the Republic of Mali). Having attended Koranic school per his father’s wishes, he soon quit and joined the exodus while embracing the trade of tailoring. After eight years of apprenticeship, and bestowed with this experience, he advanced on his own for fourteen years and now enjoys a strong reputation. A designer and a stylist, as well as a tailor, he is one of the great clothing makers in the city of Ségou. He learned this trade in the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire beginning in his early childhood.

To equip his workshop with a new, more efficient sewing machine in order to adjust constantly to fashions, he turned to the Soro Yiriwaso loan program. He is on his first individual loan, which he intends to use to buy a sewing machine in Ségou.
Mr. Mamou S. sews outfits and sells them to customers composed primarily of women. His services and sales are generally paid for in cash.

He envisions realizing a monthly profit of 100,000 francs CFA that will enable him to provide for his family. His ambition is to expand his workshop and to have a store for damask fabrics.
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Monsieur Mamou S. est âgée de 34 ans, marié et père de 2 enfants. Il vit en location avec plusieurs co-locataires dans le quartier Darsalam de la ville de Ségou (quatrième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Ayant fréquenté l’école coranique par la volonté de son père, très vite il l’abandonna pour l’exode en embrassant le métier de tailleur. Après 8 années apprentissage, et nanti de cette expérience, il évolue seul depuis 14 ans et jouit d’une grande réputation. Tailleur modéliste et styliste il est l’un des grands couturiers de la ville Ségou. Il a appris ce métier en république de Côte d’Ivoire dès sa tendre enfance.
Pour équiper son atelier d’une nouvelle machine à coudre plus performante afin de s’adapter toujours à la mode, il a fait recours au programme crédit de Soro Yiriwaso. Il est à son 1er prêt individuel qu’il compte utiliser pour acheter, une machine à coudre à Ségou. Monsieur Mamou S. coud et vend ses habits à une clientèle composée majoritairement de femmes. Ses prestations et ventes se font généralement au comptant.
Il envisage réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 100 000FCFA, qui lui permettra de subvenir aux charges familiales.
Son ambition est d’agrandir son atelier et d’avoir une boutique de bazin.

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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
  • 28
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,710,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 448.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Mamou to buy a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 3, 2009
Listed
Oct 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Sep 15, 2010