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Sanata was born in 1983 in Koutiala, and has three children. She is her husband's third wife. She did not have the opportunity to continue her studies, but quickly became interested in profit-making activities, particularly the purchase and sale of miscellaneous items: linen, clothing, fabrics, pagnes [traditional wrap-around cloth] made using a traditional wax process, bed linen, etc.

With her 10 years of experience, Sanata is recognized and in great demand among her customers. Having correctly repaid her two previous loans, she has requested a third, which will be used to buy 20 lengths of wax pagnes and other items in Lomé (Togo). Sanata sells on a cash and credit basis, on the street and in the market, and has a varied clientele. She plans to make a monthly income of 100,000 francs CFA, which she will use to repay her loan and help her husband to cover the family's expenses. The rest of the money will be reinvested in her business.
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Née en 1983 à Koutiala, Sanata a 3 enfants et elle est la 3e femme de son mari.
N’ayant pas eu la chance de continuer ses études, très vite elle s’intéressa aux activités génératrices de revenus, notamment à l’achat vente d’articles divers de commerce : parures, habits, tissus, pagnes wax, draps de lit….
Nantie de 10 ans d’expériences, elle est très appréciée et sollicitée par sa clientèle.
Après avoir correctement remboursé les 2 prêts précédents, elle est à son 3eme , qui sera utiliser pour acheter, 20 pièces de pagnes wax et autres articles à Lomé (Togo). Elle effectue ses ventes en détail au comptant et à crédit, en ambulant et au marché, à une clientèle mixte.
Elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 100.000 FCFA qui sera utilisé pour rembourser le prêt, aider son mari à subvenir aux dépenses de la famille et investir le reste dans son activité.

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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

  • $1,100
    Average annual income
  • 33
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,450,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 514.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Sanata to buy pagnes [traditional wrap-around cloth] made using a traditional wax process.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 6, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013