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Mrs. Adjata is 55 years old, married and the mother of four. She lives with her husband and their children in a large traditional extended family in Fama, in the center of the city of Sikasso, (the third administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

After having tried many types of work unsuccessfully, Mrs. Adjata took up the business of making traditional soaps (black soaps) more than four years ago, a skill she learned from a neighbor. She conducts her business at her home in Sikasso where she is much in demand by her customers for the quality of her products.

In order to meet the growing demand of her customers, she decided to join the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso more than two years ago. She is on her fifth individual loan, the earlier loans having been properly repaid.

With her loan she plans to buy 10 barrels of cotton oil and five sacks of caustic soda. After making the soap from the oil and the caustic soda, she sells them at retail to a clientele of mostly women in her area, and to other vendors.

With this loan, she foresees earning a monthly profit of 75,000 FCFA which will mostly be used to increase her working capital, contribute to family expenses, and pay the interest on her loan.
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Madame Adjata a 55 ans, elle est mariée et mère de quatre. Elle réside avec son époux et leurs enfants dans une grande famille traditionnelle à Fama, le centre ville de Sikasso ( troisième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Madame Adjata après avoir mené beaucoup d’activités sans succès, s’est initiée à la fabrique de savons traditionnels (savons noirs) depuis plus de quatre ans qu’elle a appris auprès d’une voisine. Elle mène son activité dans son domicile de Sikasso où elle est beaucoup sollicitée de sa clientèle pour la qualité de ses produits.
Pour satisfaire sa clientèle de plus en plus croissante, elle décida de rejoindre l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso depuis plus deux ans. Elle est à son 5ème prêt individuel, les prêts précédents ont été correctement remboursés.
Elle compte acheter avec ce prêt, 10 fûts de déchets d’huile de coton et 5 sacs de soude caustique. Après fabrication des savons à base de déchets d’huile de coton et de soude caustique, elle les revend en détail à une clientèle composée généralement de femmes de sa localité et de revendeurs.
Elle envisage réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel de 75 000 FCFA qui sera utilisé essentiellement pour augmenter son fonds de commerce, contribuer aux dépenses familiales et payer les intérêts de son prêt

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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
  • 153
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,272,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 501.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Adjata to buy oil and caustic soda.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 23, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012