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Rokiatou was born around 1991 in Niéna. She is single, without children, and lives with her sister in a nuclear family in Hamdallaye, one of the neighborhoods of the town of Sikasso.

For about 3 years Rokiatou has been managing a business buying and selling plastic shoes, brooms, powdered soaps, etc. She manages her business from home and as a travelling saleswoman in the town of Sikasso where she is much requested by her clientèle because of the quality of her products. To satisfy her clientèle which is growing more and more, she decided to collaborate with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso with which she is on her first individual loan.

She plans to buy 150 pairs of plastic shoes made from different quality plastics, 5 cartons of powdered soap and 4 bales of brooms. She buys her merchandise on the Ivory Coast and in Bobo Dioulasso in Burkina Faso before reselling it retail for cash and credit to a clientèle mostly made up of women.

With this loan she envisions making a monthly profit of 85,000 FCFA which will be used to contribute to the family expenses, pay the interest on her loan and invest the rest in her business.
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Rokiatou est née vers 1991 à Niéna. Elle est célibataire sans enfant résidant chez sa sœur dans une famille nucléaire à Hamdallaye un des quartiers périphériques de la ville de Sikasso.
Rokiatou mène il y a environ trois 3 ans une activité d’achat et de vente de chaussures en plastique, balaies, savons en poudre, etc. Elle mène son activité à domicile et de façon ambulante dans la ville de Sikasso où elle est beaucoup sollicitée de sa clientèle pour la qualité de ses produits. Pour satisfaire sa clientèle de plus en plus croissante, elle décide de collaborer avec l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso avec qui elle est à son premier prêt individuel.
Elle compte acheter 150 paires de chaussures en plastiques de qualités différentes, 5 cartons de savon en poudre et 4 balles de balaies. Elle achète ses marchandises en Côte D’Ivoire et à Bobo Dioulasso au Burkina Faso avant de les revendre en détail au comptant et à crédit à une clientèle composée essentiellement des femmes.
Elle envisage réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel de 85 000 FCFA qui sera utilisé pour contribuer aux dépenses familiales, payer les intérêts de son prêt 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
  • 1
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,596,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Rokiatou to buy 150 pairs of plastic shoes made from different quality plastics, 5 cartons of powdered soap and 4 bales of brooms.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Dec 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013