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Mr. Diakalia T. was born on January 26, 1971 in Sikasso. He is married and the father of five children, and he resides with his wife and their children in a large traditional extended family in the Bougoula Ville district, the downtown of Sikasso City (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). He became familiar with woodworking at a young age from his father, who was a well-known master craftsman. He is much in demand by the people of Sikasso.

With major experience in his domain, Diakalia receives many orders, but the means he has at his disposal are insufficient to satisfy further all these needs, which are increasing continuously. So he decided to join the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso about three years ago and is now on his third individual loan. This new loan will be used to buy one and a half 10-tonne truck loads of rafters and planks and a half load of plywood.

He buys his lumber in surrounding towns (Tinkréla, Denderso, Lobougoula, etc.) and then cuts them up and brings them to Sikasso for making furnishings, benches, tables, desks, and chairs for resale.

With this loan, Diakalia envisions making a monthly profit of 300,000 francs CFA that will be used essentially for increasing his business capital for expenses, to help with family expenses, and to cover the loan interest. The rest will be invested in his business.
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Monsieur Diakalia T. est né le 26 Janvier 1971 à Sikasso, marié et père de 5 enfant, il réside avec son épouse et leurs enfants dans la grande famille traditionnelle élargie au quartier de Bougoula Ville, le centre ville de Sikasso ( troisième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Monsieur T. s’est initié à la menuiserie dès son jeune âge auprès de son père qui était un maître d'œuvres très connu et très sollicité par la population Sikassoise. Avec sa grande expérience dans le domaine, Monsieur T. reçoit beaucoup de commandes, mais les moyens dont il dispose sont insuffisants pour mieux satisfaire tous ces besoins qui ne cesse d’augmenter, il décida alors de rejoindre l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso il y a environ trois ans et avec laquelle il est à son troisième prêt individuel. Ce nouveau prêt, sera utilisé pour acheter un chargement et demi de camion “10 tonnes” en Chevron et planche et un demi chargement de contre plaque.
Il achète ses bois dans les localités environnantes (Tinkréla, Denderso, Lobougoula, etc.) avant de les scier et les amener à Sikasso pour en faire des meubles, bancs, tables-bancs, bureau, chaises afin de les revendre.
Il envisage réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel de 300 000 FCFA qui sera utilisé essentiellement pour augmenter son fonds de commerce de ses dépenses, contribuer aux dépenses familiales, payer les intérêts de son prêt et investir le reste dans son activité.

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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.

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