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Mrs. Djeneba Sangaré is a 51-year old widow and has nine children. She lives with her children in the Hérémakono Nord district of the town of Bougouni (third administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

For social reasons, Djeneba never went to a modern school, but to a "médersa" (private islamic school which offers a religious education). As a housewife, she became interested in income-generating activities only after her husband died, and then in order to provide for her own needs as well as those of her children. For this reason she decided to run a business selling shop items. She learned this trade with one of her dead husband's friends.

Having had five years experience, she now masters the business well. In order to satisfy her sharply increasing customer base better, she has joined the loan programme at Soro Yiriwaso and is on her first individual loan with this company. With the loan she is planning to buy various items for her shop. She stocks up at Bamako (the capital of the Republic of Mali) and sells to a customer base of local people, on a retail basis, for cash and on credit. She hopes to make a monthly profit of 60,000 FCFA. With this profit she plans to expand her shop.
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Madame Djeneba Sangaré est une veuve de 51 ans et mère de 9 enfants qui vit avec ses enfants dans le quartier Hérémakono Nord de la ville de Bougouni (troisième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Djeneba, pour des raisons sociales ne fréquenta pas l’école moderne, mais plutôt la medersa.
Ménagère, elle ne s'intéressa réellement aux activités génératrices de revenus qu’après le décès de son mari et cela pour subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de ses enfants. C’est ainsi qu’elle décida de mener les activités d’achat et de vente d’articles de boutique. Elle apprit cette activité auprès d’un des amis son de son feu mari. Avec une expérience de 5 ans, elle maîtrise bien cette activité.
Dans le souci de mieux satisfaire sa clientèle en nette croissance, elle intègre le programme de crédit de Soro Yiriwaso avec qui elle est à son premier prêt individuel.
Avec ce prêt, elle compte acheter, des articles divers pour sa boutique.
Elle s’approvisionne à Bamako (capitale de la république du Mali) et effectue sa vente à une clientèle composée de la population locale, en détail , au comptant et à crédit.
Elle espère réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 60 000 FCFA. Avec ce bénéfice il envisage agrandir sa boutique.

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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
  • 21
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,738,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 482.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Djeneba purchase of various items for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 10, 2010
Mar 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011