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Sanata
Mrs. Sanata D. is 56 years old, married and the mother of 6 children. She lives with her husband and children in the Hardallaye neighborhood in the city of Koutiala, the third administrative region of the Republic of Mali.

Mrs. D. did not attend school. She fell victim of that period when girls did not have the opportunity to attend school. She was taught by her mothe, becoming interested in eaning income by transforming nere seeds into Sounbala, a local West African spice. She has been practicing this business for thirty years.

In Mali sounbala is one of the more important basic food condiments and well prized by women. Because of the high quality of her production, this business grown to a point where she sells more than 5 large baskets of product each week.

To increase her operating capital, Mrs Sanata has been collaborating with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance group for five years. After duly repaying 8 group and 2 personal loans, she plans to use her 3rd personal loan to buy; 10 sacs of nere nuts from the specilized cereal sellers in Koutiala. She sells to a clientele made up predominantly of women for cash, in the cities of Barnako and Kati.

Sanata expects to earn a monthly income of 85,000 francs CFA, which she plans to use to repay her loan to Soro Yiriwaso and contribute to improving her family's living conditions.
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Madame Sanata D. est âgée de 56 ans, mariée et mère de 6 enfants. Elle vit avec son mari et ses enfants dans le quartier Hamdallaye de la ville de Koutiala (troisième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Madame Sanata n’a pas fréquenté l’école, elle fut victime de l’époque où les filles n’avaient pas la possibilité d’aller à l’école, alors elle s’intéressa à l’activité génératrice de revenus que sa mère menait à savoir la transformation des noix de néré en Sounbala. Elle exerce cette activité pour elle-même depuis maintenant 30 ans.
Au Mali, le Sounbala est l’un des condiments alimentaires le plus important et très prisé par les femmes et vu la qualité de ses productions, cette activité lui procure assez de bénéfices car elle peut vendre plus de 5 gros paniers dans la semaine.
Pour augmenter son fonds de commerce, Madame Sanata a sollicité la collaboration de l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso depuis 5 ans. Après 8 prêts solidaires et deux prêts individuels, tous remboursés correctement, elle est à son 3e prêt individuel qu’elle compte utiliser pour acheter, 10 sacs de noix de néré auprès des commerçant spécialisés dans le stockage de céréales de Koutiala. Elle vend à Bamako et à Kati à une clientèle composée essentiellement de femmes, au comptant.
Sanata compte réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 85.000FCFA qu’elle envisage utiliser pour le remboursement des taux d’intérêts de Soro et contribuer à l’amélioration des conditions de vie de sa famille.

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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
  • 9
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,386,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 535.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Sanata to buy supplies of nere nuts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 11, 2010
Listed
Jun 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Apr 15, 2011