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Batoma
Mrs. Batoma Singaré is 29 years old, married and the mother of 4 children. She lives in her husband’s paternal family with several other households in the Darsalam neighborhood near the Famory Doumbia hospital in Ségou (fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali). Having left school during the 5th year of elementary school (Mali educational system), she went into a revenue-generating business very early with her mother, who sold smoked and dried fish. Provided with 5 years of experience, she decided to take off on her own, running the same business as her mother. Batoma sells dried and smoked fish and often some food condiments such as onions at the Château market in Ségou. She enjoys a great reputation in her sales area and even in her district. She frequently gets orders from Bamako and Kayes where she has clients. Her fish are carefully protected from flies and mosquitos. In the hope of increasing her working capital and satisfy her ever more demanding clientele, she turned to the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution. This is her first loan, which she plans to use to buy 200 kilos of dried fish and 150 kilos of smoked fish. She gets her stock on site in Ségou from fishermen's cooperatives. Mrs. Singaré accepts cash and credit and sells to a clientele composed of women and men. She anticipates making a monthly profit of 100,000 CFA, which will be used to provide for certain family expenses.
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Madame Batoma Singaré est âgée de 29 ans, mariée et mère de 4 enfants. Elle vit dans la famille paternelle de son mari avec plusieurs autres ménages au quartier Darsalam près de l’hôpital Famory Doumbia de Ségou (quatrième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Ayant abandonné l’école en classe de 5ème année fondamentale (système éducatif Malien), elle débuta très tôt les activités génératrices de revenus, auprès de sa mère qui vendait du poisson fumé et séché. Nantie de 5 années d’expérience, elle décide d’évoluer à son propre compte en menant la même activité que sa mère. Batoma vend du poisson séché et fumé et souvent quelques condiments alimentaires tels les oignons au marché Château de Ségou. Elle jouit d’une grande réputation dans son lieu de vente et même dans son quartier. Elle reçoit fréquemment des commandes de Bamako et Kayes où elle a des clients. Ses poissons soigneusement conservés à l’abri de mouches et moustiques
Dans le souci d’augmenter son fonds de commerce et satisfaire sa clientèle de plus en plus exigeante, elle fait recours à l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso.
Elle est à son 1er prêt, qu’elle compte utiliser pour acheter, 200kg de poissons séchés et 150 kg de poisson fumé. Elle s’approvisionne sur place à Ségou auprès des coopératives de pêcheurs.
Madame Batoma Singaré vend au comptant et à crédit à une clientèle composée de femmes et d’hommes.
Elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 100 000FCFA, qui servira à prendre en charge certaines dépenses familiales.
Son ambition est d’avoir une maison à usage d’habitation.

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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
  • $10,386,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 512.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Batoma too buy fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 12, 2010
Listed
Oct 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Sep 15, 2011