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Mr. Nouhoum Koné is a 39-year-old married man and a father of one child. He lives with his wife and child in Bougouni, in the Hérémakono Nord district. After Koran school, he remained without a job for a long time. And so, after careful consideration, he decided to learn from his friend how to market cattle. With a bit of working capital, he decided to go into business by himself. With nine years of experience, he has a command of his business.

With regard to bolstering his business, he decided to join the loan program of the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso. With this loan, he plans on buying cattle in Bougouni and in the surrounding villages. His customer base is composed of butchers in particular. With this loan, he plans on making a monthly profit of 40,000 francs CFA.
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Monsieur Nouhoum Koné est un homme marié de 39 ans et père d’un enfant. Il vit avec sa femme et son enfant à Bougouni dans le quartier Hérémakono Nord.
Après l’école coranique, il est resté longtemps sans emploi. C’est ainsi qu’après mûre réflexion, il décida d’apprendre auprès de son ami la commercialisation des bœufs.
Après avoir eu un petit fonds de roulement il décide de mener seul ses activités. Avec 9 années d’expériences, il maîtrise son activité.
Dans le cadre du renforcement de ses activités, il décide d’intégrer le programme de crédit de Soro Yiriwaso.
Avec ce prêt il compte acheter des bœufs à Bougouni et dans ses villages environnants. Sa clientèle est composé surtout de bouchers.
Avec ce prêt, il compte réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 40 000 FCFA.

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
  • 153
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,272,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 469.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Nouhoum to buy cattle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 11, 2012