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Mrs. Djelika Sangare is 49 years old and married with three children. She lives with her husband and children in a monogamous family, and resides in the Koko neighborhood in the city of Koutiala (Sikasso region).
She went to school but could not complete her education for family reasons. This is how she decided to undertake revenues-generating activities, learnt at her mother's side for over a decade now. After trying several occupations, she finally chose the firewood trade seven years ago.
Firewood is one of the essential elements for Malian women to prepare meals (cooking), which account for Mrs. Djelika being able to sell three trailer truckloads a month.
With wintering drawing near, a time where firewood is often oversold, Djelika decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution and take her first loan, in order to avert the shortage.
Mrs. Djelika envisions using this loan to purchase bundles of firewood from farmers in the villages surrounding Koutiala. She retails in front of her door in the Koko neighborhood, to a varied clientele.
She hopes to make a monthly benefit of FCFA 125,000; she will use it to pay back the Soro Yiriwaso loan, participate to the daily expenses of the family, and will invest the remainder in her business.
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Madame Djélika Sangaré est âgée de 49 ans, mariée et mère de 3 enfants, elle réside avec son mari et ses enfants dans une famille monogame au quartier Koko de la ville de Koutiala (Région de Sikasso).
Elle a fréquenté l’école mais n’a pas pu l’achever pour des raisons familiales. C’est ainsi qu’elle décida d’embrasser les activités génératrices de revenus, apprises auprès de sa maman depuis maintenant plus d’une décennie. Après avoir mené plusieurs activités, elle finit par opter pour l’achat vente du bois de chauffe il y a 7 ans.
Le bois de chauffe est un des éléments essentiel pour les femmes Maliennes dans la préparation des repas (faire la cuisine), raisons pour laquelle, Madame Djélika peut vendre 3 chargements de camion remorque par mois.
A L’approche de l’hivernage, moment de ruptures du bois de chauffe, Djélika, dans son souci de prévenir ce manque, décide de rejoindre l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso, avec qui, elle est à son premier prêt.
Madame Djélika envisage utiliser ce prêt pour acheter des chargements de bois de chauffe auprès des paysans des villages environnants de Koutiala et elle effectue sa vente devant sa porte au quartier Koko, à une clientèle mixte, au comptant et en détail.
Elle espère réaliser un bénéfice de 125 000FCFA par mois qu’elle utilisera pour le remboursement du prêt de Soro Yiriwaso, contribuer aux dépenses quotidiennes de sa famille et investir le reste dans son activité.

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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
  • 75
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,874,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 454.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Djélika to purchase firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011