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49-year-old Alima T. is married and a mother of two. She lives with her husband in a large traditional family in the Pelengana Sud district of Ségou (the fourth administrative region of Mali).

Not having gone to school for social reasons and her parents’ illiteracy, she got into business early alongside her mother who used to sell condiments. After several years of apprenticeship, she started off on her own selling cups. She now sells clothing and shoes. She has run this business for 20 years and has many customers and a good reputation.

Looking to boost her capital, in order to increase her profits and meet her ever-growing customer demand, she turned to Soro Yiriwaso. She is on her first individual loan, which she will use to buy 50 sets of clothing. She gets her stock in Burkina Faso and sells for cash and on credit to both women and men.

With this loan, she hopes to make a monthly profit of 40,000 XOF. This profit will allow her to help her husband provide for their family and to participate in social events. Her ambition is to make her business sustainable and to build a house.
Madame ALIMA T. est âgé e de 49 ans, mariée et mère de 2 enfants. Elle vit chez son mari dans une grande famille traditionnelle au quartier Pelengana Sud de Ségou (quatrième région administrative de la république du Mali).
N’ayant pas fréquenté l’école moderne pour des raisons sociales analphabétisme des parents, elle commença très tôt le commerce, auprès de sa mère qui vendait des condiments alimentaires. Après plusieurs années d’apprentissage, elle finit par évoluer seule pour mener d’abord le commerce de tasses et maintenant celui des habits et chaussures. Elle mène cette activité depuis 20 ans et jouit d’une grande clientèle et notoriété.
Dans le dessein d’augmenter son fonds de commerce, afin de réaliser plus de bénéfices et de faire face à la demande clientèle qui est de plus en plus grande, elle a fait recours à Soro Yiriwaso. Elle est à son 1er prêt individuel qu’elle compte utiliser pour acheter, 50 complets d’habits. Elle s’approvisionne au Burkina Faso et effectue sa vente au comptant et à crédit à une clientèle composée de femmes et d’hommes.
Avec ce prêt, elle envisage de réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 40 000FCFA. Ce bénéfice lui permet d’aider son mari dans la prise en charge des dépenses familiales et de participer à des événements sociaux. Son ambition est de pérenniser son activité et de construire une maison

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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
  • 154
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,272,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 467.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Alima purchase of clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2010
Oct 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011