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At 48, Madame Mah is married and the mother of four children (three boys and one girl). She lives with her husband and their children in the town of Sikasso.

After having tried several businesses without success, she began, more than 10 years ago, to engage in this money-earning activity selling condiments. She has a great reputation and a stall in the marketplace.

Wishing to satisfy her ever-growing clientele, she decided to join the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso about five years ago. After three correctly reimbursed individual loans, she is now on her fourth loan which will permit her to grow her working capital so as to buy (in Sikasso) five buckets of peanut butter, four cartons of Maggi cubes, three cartons of tomato paste, five sacks of onions, and five cartons of mustard.

Madame Mah sells her goods for cash and credit to a clientele composed of all comers. With this loan she expects to make a monthly profit of 100,000 F CFA which she will use to contribute to the family budget, pay the interest on her loan, and invest the remainder back into her business.
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Âgée de 48 ans, Madame Mah est mariée et mère de quatre enfants (3 garçons et 1 fille). Elle vit chez son époux avec ses enfants dans la ville de Sikasso.
Après avoir mené plusieurs activités sans succès, elle s’est initiée depuis plus de dix ans à cette activité génératrice de revenus qui l’achat vente de condiments alimentaires. Elle jouit d’une grande réputation et dispose un kiosque au marché.
Dans le souci de mieux satisfaire sa clientèle qui ne cesse d’accroitre, elle décida d’intégrer l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso il y a environ 5 ans. Après 3 prêts individuel tous correctement remboursés, elle est à son quatrième prêt individuel qui lui permettra d’augmenter son fonds de commerce afin d’acheter, 5 seaux de pâtes d’arachides, 4 cartons magie, 3 cartons concentrée de tomate, 5 sacs d’oignons et 5 cartons de moutarde à Sikasso. Madame Mah vend au comptant et à crédit à une clientèle composée de toute les couches sociales.
Avec ce prêt, elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 100 000 FCFA qui sera utiliser pour contribuer aux dépenses familiales, payer les intérêts de son prêt 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
  • 19
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,726,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 478.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Mah to buy condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 15, 2011
Oct 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 19, 2012