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Ibrahim
Mr Ibrahim Dembélé is married and father to four children. He was born around 1980 in Koutiala, one of the prefectures of Sikasso (third administrative region of the Republic of Mali). He lives in Loulouni town in a monogamous family.

After years of apprenticeship with a metallic construction professional on the Ivory Coast, Ibrahim came back to his country of origin to set up his own business.

For seven years now he has been offering services, such as making doors, windows, metal chairs etc. He is much sought after and appreciated for the quality of his services which he performs successfully owing to his experience in the profession.

Ibrahim Dembélé is participating in the loan program of the microfinance institution, Soro Yiriwaso, for the first time and wants to maintain this relationship in order to satisfy his customer base which is constantly growing.

He gets his supplies in the Republic of the Ivory Coast, where the cost in hardware stores specialised in metallic construction equipment is lower. He makes and repairs doors, windows etc. for cash for a customer base made up of men and women.

With this loan he hopes to make a monthly profit of 35,000FCFA, of which part will be used to pay the rent on his workshop and to pay an apprentice, while the rest will be saved, since his ambition is to have the complete amount of equipment necessary for his business.
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Monsieur Ibrahim Dembélé est marié à une femme et père de 4 enfants. Il est né à Koutiala vers 1980, une des préfecture de Sikasso (3eme région administrative de la république du Mali). Il vit à Loulouni ville dans une famille monogame.
Après des années d’apprentissage auprès d’un maître en construction métallique en Côte d’Ivoire, Ibrahim revient au pays natal pour s’installer à son propre compte.
Il y’a maintenant sept ans, qu’il fait des prestations de services, telles la confection de portes, fenêtres, chaises métalliques etc). Il est très sollicité et apprécié pour la qualité de ses prestations qu’il accomplit avec réussite compte tenu de son expérience à la matière.
Ibrahim Dembélé est à sa première collaboration avec le programme crédit de l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso et souhaite maintenir cette relation afin de mieux satisfaire sa clientèle qui ne cesse de s’accroitre.
Il compte utiliser son prêt pour s’équiper en achetant, un ciseau et un équipement qui permet de plier les feuilles de tôles noires pour le bon déroulement de ses activités.
Il s’approvisionnera en république de Côte d’Ivoire où le coût reviendra moins cher dans les quincailleries spécialisées en équipements de construction métalliques. Il confectionne et répare les portes, fenêtres etc, au comptant à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Il espère avec ce prêt réaliser mensuellement 35.000 FCFA dont une partie sera utilisée pour payer la location de l’atelier, payer un apprenti et l’autre partie sera mise en épargne car il ambitionne avoir le matériel complet nécessaire pour son activité.

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
  • 28
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,282,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 535.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Ibrahim purchase of equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 10, 2010
Listed
Jun 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Nov 15, 2010