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Mariam is 45 years old and lives with her husband and 2 children in a traditional, extended family setting in Fakola, the main town of a rural community. Not having had the opportunity to attend school, Mariam quickly became interested in revenue-generating activities, notably the buying and selling of dried and smoked fish. She is highly regarded and much sought-after in Fakola and the surrounding region by restaurateurs and housewives.

Having correctly repaid her first loan, Mariam is on her second, which will be use to buy 5 large baskets of fish from the Republic of Senegal. She sells her wares for cash or credit, door-to-door and at the markets of Fakola and surrounding communities, to a customer base comprised of men and women. Mariam hopes to make a monthly profit of 200 000 francs which she will use to support her husband with the household needs, repay the loan and reinvest in her business.
Agée de 45 ans, Mariam vit avec ses deux enfants et son époux dans une famille traditionnelle élargie, à Fakola, un chef lieu d’une commune rurale.
N’ayant pas eu la chance d’aller à l’école, Mariam s’est vite intéressée aux activités génératrices de revenus notamment à l’achat vente de poissons séchés et fumés. Elle est très appréciée et sollicitée à Fakola et environs par les restauratrices et ménagères.
Après avoir correctement remboursé le premier prêt, Mariam est à son deuxième prêt qui sera utilisé pour acheter, 5 gros paniers de poissons à partir de la république du Sénégal. Elle effectue ses ventes, au comptant et en détail, à domicile, au marché de Fakola et dans les foires environnantes à une clientèle composée essentiellement d’hommes et de femmes.
Mariam espère réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 200.000FCFA 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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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
  • 75
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,874,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 501.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mariam to buy fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 29, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013