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Rokia, aged 45, lives with her three children and her husband in a nuclear family in Kolondièba, the main town of a Commune Rurale. She is a teacher at a Koranic school. Rokia soon became interested in revenue-generating businesses, especially in the buying and selling of shea butter, clothing, and 'pagnes' (the colorful cloth of western Africa). She is much in demand and appreciated in and around Kolondièba.

Rokia is on her fifth loan, which will be used to purchase 5 tonnes of shea butter from villagers and 5 lengths of wax 'pagne' cloth of different qualities from wholesale merchants in Kolondièba and in Bamako. She makes her sales in cash to a private company in Senegal.

Rokia hopes to make a monthly profit of 90,000 francs CFA that will be used to help her husband cover family expenses, to repay the loan, and to reinvest in her business.
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Agée de 45 ans, Rokia vit avec ses 3 enfants et son époux dans une famille nucléaire à Kolondièba, un chef lieu d’une commune rurale.
Maîtresse d’école coranique, Rokia s’est vite intéressée aux activités génératrices de revenus notamment à l’achat vente beurre de karité, d’habillements et de pagnes wax. Elle est très appréciée et sollicitée à Kolondièba et environs
Rokia est à son cinquième prêt qui sera utilisé pour acheter 5 tonnes de beurre de karité avec les villageois, 5 pièces de pagnes wax de différentes qualités auprès des grossistes de Kolondièba et de Bamako. Elle effectue ses ventes, au comptant à une société Sénégal.
Rokia espère réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 90.000FCFA 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
  • 19
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,726,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 510.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Rokia to purchase shea butter and 'pagne' cloth to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2012
Oct 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013