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Minata
Mrs. Minata C., 47, is a widow and the mother of 4 children. She lives with her co-spouse and their children in a big extended traditional family in the second district of the town of Ségou (fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali).



She did not attend school for socio-economic reasons, since at that time (during her childhood) educating daughters was not a priority for parents. She began earning money at an early age, especially selling fish, learning the business from one of her childhood friends. After a year's apprenticeship (learning how to fry fish and remove the parts that can't be eaten) she began working by herself. She has been at it now for 29 years and has a good reputation and is known in all of Ségou. Among her customers are civil servants (from Customs, the Court, the Town Hall, etc.)



Wishing to grow her working capital so as to make more profit, she came to Soro Yiriwaso. She is on her first individual loan which she intends to use to buy 75 kg of fresh fish. She buys it right where she works and sells for cash and credit to a clientele composed of women and men.



With this loan, she expects to make a monthly profit of 50,000 F CFA. This profit will allow her to support herself (food, clothing, medicines) and pay the school fees for her children. Her ambition is to use her vacant lot to build a family home.

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Madame Minata C. est âgée de 47 ans, veuve et mère de 4 enfants. Elle vit avec sa coépouse et leurs enfants dans une grande famille traditionnelle élargie au 2ème quartier de la ville de Ségou (quatrième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Elle n’a pas fréquenté l’école pour des raisons sociales, car à cette époque (pendant son enfance) l’enseignement des filles n’était pas une priorité pour les parents. Elle s’initie très tôt aux activités génératrices de revenus notamment le commerce de poissons, appris auprès d’une de ses amies d’enfance. Après une année d’apprentissage (comment frire et enlever les parties non consommables), elle évolue seule depuis maintenant 29 ans et jouit d’une grande notoriété et connue de tout Ségou. Elle a comme clients les agents des administrations publiques (Douanes, Tribunal, Mairie etc.)
Dans le dessein d’augmenter son fonds de commerce, afin de réaliser plus de bénéfices elle a fait recours à Soro Yiriwaso. Elle est à son 1er prêt individuel qu’elle compte utiliser pour acheter, 75Kg de poissons frais. Elle s’approvisionne sur place et effectue sa vente au comptant et à crédit à une clientèle composée de femmes et d’hommes.
Avec ce prêt, elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 50 000FCFA. Ce bénéfice lui permettra de satisfaire ses propres besoins (nourriture, habillement, médicaments) et de payer les charges scolaires de ses enfants.
Son ambition est de construire son terrain nu en maison d’habitation.

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.

About Mali

  • $1,200
    Average annual income
  • 29
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,686,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 439.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Minata pour acheter des poissons.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 19, 2009
Listed
Dec 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jun 15, 2010