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Born in 1979 in Sanankoroba, Oumou lives with her five children and spouse in a monogamous family in Sanankoroba.

Oumou did not have the opportunity to attend school, she became interested early on in earning money by doing business along with her older sister making "grillades": beef kebabs with bread. Oumou, after years of experience with this, opted to start a similar business dealing mostly with small meals, preparing and selling beef kebabs, sandwiches, "attiéké" [dish made from cassava], etc.

After having propely repaid her two previous loans, Oumou is on her third loan with Soro Yiriwaso, which she will use to purchase meat and condiments for her food preparation and for making attiéké. She buys locally and sells retail out of a market in Sanankoroba to a mixed clientele, both in cash and in credit.

Oumou would like to earn a monthly income of 60,000 FCFA, which will be used to help her husband take care of the needs of the family, pay back her loan, and reinvest in her business.
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Née vers 1979 à SANANKOROBA, OUMOU vit avec ses 5 enfants et son époux dans une famille monogame à SANANKOROBA.
OUMOU n’a pas eu la chance de progresser à l’école, très vite elle s’est intéressée aux activités génératrices de revenus auprès de sa grande sœur qui faisait les grillades : brochettes de bœuf avec du pain. OUMOU, après des années d’expériences avec cette dernière, opta pour les mêmes les activités à savoir le petite restauration avec la préparation et vente de brochettes de boeuf, de sandwich, de l’atieké, etc.
Après avoir correctement remboursé les deux prêts précédents, OUMOU est à son troisième prêt avec Soro Yiriwaso qui sera utilisé pour acheter, de la viande des condiments pour sa préparation et de l’atieké. Elle s’approvisionne sur place et effectue ses ventes au comptant, à crédit et en détail, au marché de SANANKOROBA à une clientèle mixte.
OUMOU espère réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 60.000FCFA 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
  • 153
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,272,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 512.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Oumou to purchase ingredients for catering.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 24, 2012
Jun 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013