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Awa
Born May 26, 1985 in Sikasso village, Ms. Awa S. lives with her father in a large, traditional family in Hamdallaye, one of the popular quarters of Sikasso village (third administrative region of the Mali Republic). After studying as a manager's secretary, she began buying and selling diverse articles like bed linens, waxed fabric, bras, etc., about seven years ago. She is often solicited by clients for the quality of her products.
With the intention of better satisfying her growing clientele, Awa decided to join the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso two years ago. She is asking for her third loan to purchase 15 bundles of sheets, five dozen bras, and ten pieces of waxed fabric in Dakar and Bobo Dioulasso (in Sénégal and Burkina Faso, respectively).
Awa sells her merchandise door-to-door at businesses and in homes. Her clients are primarily women. She foresees making a monthly profit of 200,000 FCFA which will be used to increase her commercial funds, contribute to her family's expenses, pay the interest on the loan, and invest the rest in her business.
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Née le 26 Mai 1985 à Sikasso ville, Mademoiselle Awa S. réside chez son père dans une grande famille traditionnelle à Hamdallaye, un des quartiers populaires de la ville de Sikasso (troisième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Après ses études section Secrétariat de Direction, cette demoiselle s’est initiée aux activités d’achat et de vente d’articles divers tels les draps de lits, les pagnes wax, les soutien gorges etc, il y a environ sept ans. Elle est beaucoup sollicitée surtout de sa clientèle pour la qualité de ses produits.
Dans le souci de mieux satisfaire sa clientèle de plus en plus croissante, elle décida d’intégrer l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso depuis plus de deux ans et ainsi elle sollicite un troisième prêt pour acheter, 15 paquets de drap, 5 douzaines de Soutien gorge et 10 pièces de pagnes wax en provenance de Dakar et de Bobo Dioulasso (respectivement au Sénégal et au Burkina Faso).
Ses marchandises sont vendues de façon ambulante entre les structures professionnelles et à domicile, à une clientèle composée essentiellement de femmes.
Elle envisage réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel de 200 000 FCFA qui sera utilisé essentiellement pour augmenter son fonds de commerce, contribuer aux dépenses familiales, payer les intérêts de son prêt et investir le reste dans son activité.


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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
  • 30
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,710,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 496.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Awa purchase of sheets, waxed fabric, and bras.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 29, 2010
Listed
Apr 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Apr 17, 2011