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Djelika
Djélika is 50 years old. She lives in a monogamous household with her husband and three children in the Kôkô neighbourhood of Koutiala (which is in the Sikasso region).

Djélika left school early, and so entered into various business activities to generate income. Having tried several business ideas without success, she finally settled on buying and selling firewood, which she has been doing for 8 years. Malian women rely on firewood for food preparation, which means that Djélika can sell three trailer-loads per month.

Djélika decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso in order to solve her problem of stock shortage during the rainy season. She has already fully repaid her first loan, and this is her second. Djélika is planning to use this loan to purchase five trailer-loads of firewood in the villages surrounding Koutiala. She will then sell this wood from her home in the Kôkô neighbourhood. Her customers include both men and women, and they pay cash. With the loan, she hopes to make 125 000 FCFA per month, which she will use to pay back interest on the loan, contribute to the family's daily expenses and reinvest in her business.
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Djélika est âgée de 50 ans, mariée et vivant dans une famille monogame elle est mère de 3 enfants et réside avec son mari et ses enfants dans le quartier Kôkô de la préfecture de Koutiala (Région de Sikasso).
Elle a prématurément abandonné les études, ainsi elle a embrassé les activités génératrices de revenus. Après avoir mené plusieurs activités sans réussite, elle finit par se baser sur l’achat- vente de bois de chauffe il y a 8 ans. Le bois de chauffe est l’un des éléments essentiel pour les femmes Maliennes dans la préparation (cuisine), raisons pour la quelle Djélika peut vendre 3 chargements de Remorque par mois.
Dans le souci de remédier aux ruptures de stocks en hivernage, elle décida de continuer à collaborer avec Soro Yiriwaso. Après un premier prêt correctement remboursé elle est à son 2eme prêt.
Djélika envisage utiliser ce prêt pour l’achat 5 chargements de remorques en bois de chauffe dans les villages environnant de la ville de Koutiala. Elle effectue sa vente devant sa porte au quartier Kôkô à une clientèle mixte au comptant. Avec ce prêt, elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice de 125 000FCFA par mois qu’elle utilisera pour le remboursement des taux d’intérêts de Soro, contribuer aux dépenses quotidiennes de sa famille et investir le reste dans son activité.

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
  • 12
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,309,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 496.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Djelika to buy firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 26, 2012
Listed
May 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2012