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Ms. Afouchata is a married woman over 27 years old and the mother of three children. She lives with her husband and their children in Wayerma II, a working-class district in Sikasso City (3rd administrative region of Mali).

Not having had the chance to advance in her studies, Ms. Afouchata soon became familiar with revenue-generating businesses, especially the buying and selling of firewood six years ago. She enjoys a strong reputation in this business and receives many special orders.

Thus, she decided to join the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso three years ago. After three solidarity loans with a women's association in her district, she is now on her first individual loan.

This first individual loan will enable her to buy two 10-tonne truck-loads of firewood from towns surrounding Sikasso in order to meet the needs of her ever-growing customer base.

Her merchandise is sold out of her home and at the district market, wholesale and retail, to a diversity of customers.

With this loan, she envisions making a monthly profit of 90,000 francs CFA that will be used to cover most of her expenses, help with family expenses, and pay the loan interest. The rest will be invested in her business.
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Madame Afouchata est une femme mariée de plus 27 ans et mère de trois enfants qui vit avec son époux et leurs enfants à Wayerma II, un des quartiers populaires de la ville de Sikasso ( troisième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Madame Afouchata n’ayant pas eu la chance d’avancer dans les études, s’est vite initiée aux activités génératrices de revenus notamment à l’achat vente de bois de chauffe il y a six années. Elle jouit d’une forte réputation dans cette activité et reçoit beaucoup de commandes. Ainsi, elle décida d’intégrer Soro Yiriwaso depuis maintenant plus trois ans. Après trois prêts solidaires dans une association des femmes de son quartier, elle est maintenant à son premier prêt individuel.
Ce premier prêt individuel lui, permettra d’acheter, 2 chargements de camion 10 tonnes en bois de chauffe dans les localités environnantes de la ville de Sikasso afin de satisfaire les besoins de sa clientèle qui ne cesse d’accroitre.
Ses marchandises sont vendues à domicile et au marché du quartier, en gros et en détail à une clientèle diverse er variée.
Avec ce prêt, elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 90 000 FCFA qui sera utiliser pour réaliser l’essentielle de ses dépenses, 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
  • 37
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,780,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 492.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Afouchata to buy firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 9, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013