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Assetou is 47 years old, married, and the mother of eight children. She lives with her husband and children in a traditional family, in the Heremakono Nord neighborhood of Bougouni.

Not having had the opportunity to attend school, Assetou soon got involved in income-generating activities, specifically in the trade of small ruminants, an activity she learned from an uncle who was a cattle seller. After working for one of her sisters' small businesses, she decided to start her own business buying and selling small ruminants (goats and sheep) as learned from her uncle. Assetou now has more than six years of experience in this field. She is a very popular seller and enjoys a high demand from her customers.

After having duly repaid her first loan, she is now requesting a second loan, which will be used to buy 15 goats. She buys her livestock in and around Bougouni and resells it at the cattle market in Bougouni. She sells to cattle breeders, butchers and sellers from the major cities.

She is expecting monthly profits from this loan to reach 35,000 CFA francs, which will be used to support her family and repay her loan.
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Madame Assetou est une femme mariée de 47 ans et mère de 8 enfants qui vit avec son conjoint et leurs enfants dans une famille traditionnelle à Bougouni dans le quartier Heremakono Nord.
N’ayant pas eu la chance d’aller à l’école, très vite elle s'intéressa aux activités génératrices de revenus notamment aux ventes de petits ruminants apprises auprès de son oncle vendeurs de bétail. Après avoir eu un petit fonds de commerce à travers une sœur, elle décide de s’installer à son propre compte en menant l’activité apprise auprès de son oncle.à savoir l’achat vente de petits ruminants (chèvres, moutons).
Avec une expériences de plus de 6 ans, il maîtrise son activité dans laquelle elle est très sollicitée et appréciée.
Après avoir correctement remboursé le premier prêt elle est à son deuxième prêt qui sera utilisé pour acheter; 15 chèvres. Elle s’approvisionne à Bougouni et environs. La vente se fait au marché à bétail de Bougouni. Sa clientèle est composée, d'éleveurs, de bouchers et des commerçants en provenance des grandes villes.
Avec ce prêt, elle compte réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 35.000 FCFA qui servira en subvenir aux dépenses de la famille et rembourser le prêt.

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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
  • 18
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,726,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 507.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Assetou to buy some goats.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 1, 2012
Nov 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013