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Rokia
53 years of age, Rokia is a widow living in a traditional family with three children, in Koutiala.
Rokia is a governmental employee and in addition she also engages in commerce, specifically in selling cereals. Thanks to her 15 years of experience in this work, her business is well known and in demand in Koutiala and nearby.

In the search of additional sources of financing, Rokia decided to join the loan program of Soro Yiriwaso, and is on her first loan.
This loan will be used to buy one ton [about 2205 lbs] of rice from farmers at the warehouses in Macina. She sells retail, wholesale, for cash and on credit, out of her home and at the market, to a customer base composed of consumers and vendors. She plans to achieve a monthly income of 100,000 West African francs, which will be used to repay the loan and provide for family needs: healthcare, education, food etc.
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Agée de 53 ans, Rokia est une veuve qui vit dans une famille traditionnelle avec ses 3 enfants, à Koutiala.
Rokia est fonctionnaire de l’Etat en plus de ça elle mène des activités commerciales, notamment l’achat vente de céréales.
Nantie de 15 ans d’expériences, elle est très appréciée et sollicitée à Koutiala et environs.
Dans ses recherches de ressources financières complémentaires, Rokia décide d’intégrer le programme crédit de Soro Yiriwaso avec qui elle est à son premier prêt.
Ce prêt sera utilisé pour acheter, 1 tonne de riz dans les casiers rizicoles de Macina auprès des paysans producteurs. Elle effectue ses ventes en détail, en gros, au comptant et à crédit, à la maison et au marché à une clientèle composée de consommateurs et de revendeurs
Elle espère réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 100.000 FCFA qui sera utilisé pour rembourser le prêt et subvenir aux dépenses de sa famille :frais de sanitaire, scolaires , de nourriture,…

Additional Information

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
  • 24
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $9,946,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Rokia to buy rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 11, 2012
Listed
Apr 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013