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Soumaila
Soumaila is 35-year-old married man with one child. He, his wife and his child live in his father's house in the North Hérémakono district of Bougouni.

Having completed Koranic school, Soumaila decided to set out in search of adventure and a better life in Libya. Unable to fulfill his ambitions, he decided to return to Bougouni so that he could learn the business of sales, particularly how to sell various products, from his uncle. Soumaila is now a skilled salesman with 6 years experience.

In order to strengthen his business, he decided to rejoin Soro Yiriwaso so that he would be able to buy 20 pieces of fabric, 40 pairs of trousers and 25 shirts. He gets his supplies in Bamako and sells his merchandise to men and women. He does a lot of business during periods of religious celebrations and big ceremonies (like baptisms and weddings). This is his second loan request from Soro Yiriwaso.

Soumaila expects this loan to enable him to make a monthly profit of 75 000 francs, which he will use to improve his business. He plans to expand his shop in the coming years.
Monsieur Soumaila est un homme marié de 35 ans et père de 1 enfant. Il vit avec sa femme et son enfant chez son père à Bougouni dans le quartier Hérémakono Nord.
Après l’école coranique, Monsieur Soumaila décida de partir en aventure, précisément en Libye à la recherche d’une vie meilleure.
Ses ambitions n’ont pas été réalisées, il décida de retourner au pays précisément à Bougouni auprès de son oncle pour apprendre le commerce notamment la vente des articles divers.
Avec une expérience de 6 années, il maîtrise son activité.
Dans le but de renforcer son activité, il décida de rejoindre Soro Yiriwaso pour acheter, 20 pièces de tissus, 40 pantalons et 25 chemises.
Il s’approvisionne à Bamako et effectue ses ventes à une clientèle composés d’hommes et de femmes.
Les fêtes religieuses et les grandes cérémonies (baptême, mariages) sont les périodes où les ventes de ses articles sont intenses.
Il est à son deuxième prêt avec Soro Yiriwaso.
Avec ce prêt, Monsieur Soumaila compte réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 75 000 FCFA qui sera utilisé pour améliorer son entreprise..
Dans les années à venir il envisage agrandir sa boutique.

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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.

About Mali

  • $1,100
    Average annual income
  • 40
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,450,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 509.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD