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Born around 1976 in Bamako, Djelika lives with her six children and her husband in an extended traditional family in the rural community of Ouelessebougou.

Not having had the good fortune to pursue her schooling, Djelika quickly turned to earning income, primarily by buying and selling various items: clothing, "wax" African prints, necklaces, shoes, earrings, chains, etc.

After having correctly reimbursed the five prior loans, Djelika is on her sixth loan with Soro Yiriwaso. She will use the loan to buy 10 lengths of African print cloth, 5 dozen pairs of shoes, 4 dozen necklaces and 3 dozen pairs of earrings from wholesalers in Bamako. She sells retail, for cash or credit, out of her home and in the marketplace of Ouelessebougou to a clientele composed of men and women.

Djelika hopes to make a monthly profit of 100,000 F CFA which will be used to help her husband support the family, to repay the loan, and to reinvest in her business.
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Née vers 1976 à Bamako, Djelika vit avec ses 6 enfants et son époux dans une famille traditionnelle élargie dans la commune rurale de Ouelessebougou.
N’ayant pas eu la chance d’avancer dans les études, très vite Djelika s’est intéressée aux activités génératrices de revenus notamment à l’achat vente des articles divers : habits, pagnes wax, parures, chaussures, boucles d’oreille, chaines etc.
Après avoir correctement remboursé les cinq prêts précédents, Djelika est à son sixième prêt avec Soro Yiriwaso qui sera utilisé pour acheter, 10 pièces de pagnes wax, 5 douzaines de paires de chaussures, 4 douzaine de chaines pour le cou et 3 douzaines de boucles d’oreilles auprès des grossistes de Bamako. Elle effectue ses ventes au comptant, à crédit et en détail, à domicile, dans le marché de Ouelessebougou à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Djelika espère réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 100.000FCFA qui sera utilisé pour aider son mari à subvenir aux besoins de la famille, rembourser le prêt et réinvestir dans les activités.

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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
  • 150
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,272,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Djelika to buy clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013