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Mister Drissa is a 35 year old married man and father to two children. He lives with his wife and his children in the Dialanikoro district of Bougouni.

Having left school in the 5th year fundamental class (Malian educational system), very quickly he was initiated into income generating businesses, notably into buying and selling shoes which he learned from his father. With more than 5 years experience, he masters this business and is generally known.

After having correctly repaid the first loan, he is on his second loan, which he plans to use to buy 10 dozen shoes of different types for men and women.

He gets his supplies in Bamako at the wholesalers. His items are sold in the large market of Bougouni and in the surrounding villages on the days of weekly fairs, to a diverse and varied clientèle.

With this loan he hopes to make a monthly profit of 65,000 FCFA, which will be used to repay the loan, meet the family expenses and reinvest the rest in his business.
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Monsieur Drissa est un homme marié de 35 ans et père de 2 enfants. Il vit avec sa femme et ses enfants dans le quartier Dialanikoro de Bougouni.
Ayant abandonné l’école en classe de 5 eme année fondamentale (système éducatif Malien), très vite il s’initia aux activités génératrices de revenus, notamment à l’achat vente de chaussures apprise auprès de son père. Avec une expérience de plus de 5 ans; il maitrise cette activité et a une grande notoriété.
Après avoir correctement remboursé le premier prêt, il est à son deuxième prêt, qu’il compte utiliser pour acheter, 10 douzaines de chaussures pour homme et femme de différentes qualités.
Il s’approvisionne à Bamako auprès de grossistes. Ses articles sont vendus au grand marché de Bougouni et dans les villages environnants les jours de foires hebdomadaires, à une clientèle diverse et variée.
Il espère réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel de 65.000 FCFA, qui sera utilisé pour rembourser le prêt, subvenir aux dépenses de la famille et réinvestir le reste dans les entreprises.

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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
  • 18
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,748,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Drissa to buy shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 2, 2012
Feb 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013