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Aminata
Aminata Toure, aged 44, is widow and mother of three children. She lives in the house of her late husband with her children in the neighborhood Bougoufié Ségou (fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali). Aminata dropped out of school in the 9th grade (Basic Malian educational system) to get married by parental will. She started her business after the death of her husband. She began by selling cakes; this business has given her the chance to gain business and marketing expertise. Later she started selling garlic and shallots and she has been now for 17 years in this business. She is well known in the area and enjoys a good reputation. In order to increase her capital and her revenue, 36 months ago she has joined Soro Yiriwaso and she received 2 group loans and 2 individual loans, all fully repaid. She is now receving her third individual loan, that she intends to use to buy a ton of shallots. She buys and sells in Burkina Faso in cash, wholesale and credit to a clientele of men and women. With this loan she plans to earn a monthly income of 120,000 CFA francs, that she will use for the family needs (buy food, clothing for children and payment of tuition fees).
Her ambition is to transform her house from adobe to something hard.
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Madame Aminata Touré est âgée de 44 ans, veuve et mère de 3 enfants. Elle vit dans le domicile de son feu mari avec ses enfants au quartier Bougoufiè de la ville de Ségou (quatrième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Aminata a abandonné l’école en classe de 9ème année fondamentale (système éducatif Malien) pour se marier par volonté parentale. Elle commença le commerce suite au décès de son mari. Elle débuta par la vente de gâteau, ce commerce lui a permis de comprendre les règles du commerce et de savoir faire le marketing de ses produits. Après ce fut le commerce de l’ail et d’échalotes, qu’elle mène depuis maintenant 17 ans au marché château. Elle est très connue dans ce créneau et jouit d’une grande notoriété.
Dans l’intention d’augmenter son fonds de commerce afin de réaliser beaucoup de bénéfice, elle a fait recours à Soro Yiriwaso, elle est en relation avec cette dernière depuis 36 mois après 2 prêts solidaires et 2 prêts individuels tous bien remboursés.
Elle est à son 3ème prêt individuel, qu’elle compte utiliser pour acheter 1 tonne d’échalotes. Elle s’approvisionne au Burkina Faso et vend au comptant, en gros et à crédit à une clientèle composée d’homme et de femmes.
Avec ce prêt elle envisage de réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 120 000 FCFA, ce dernier lui servira de se prendre en charge (achat de nourriture, habillement des enfants et paiement des frais de scolarité).
Son ambition est de transformer sa maison du banco en dure.

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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
  • 23
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $9,946,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 495.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Aminata to purchase food products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 15, 2010
Listed
May 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2011