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Maïmouna
Mrs. Maïmouna is 42 years old, married, and the mother of four children. She lives with her husband and their children in Sanoubougou I, one of the major districts of the city of Sikasso.
Mrs. Maïmouna has been managing her business of buying and selling mineral water and cereals, and making and selling fruit juices for ten years. She enjoys a good reputation with this type of work and her products are much in demand, especially in the hot season, but her resources will not allow her to meet this demand. Therefore, she decided to join the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso eight years ago. After benefitting from several joint loans with a women’s association in her district, she is now on her eighth individual loan and all of the previous loans have been properly repaid.
She plans to use this new loan to buy a new refrigerator, 20 cases of mineral water, and 20 sacks of cereals.
She sells fruit juices and mineral water at bus stations in Sikasso. The cereals are stored and sold from her home.
With this loan, she foresees making an average monthly profit of 100,000 FCFA which will be used to contribute to family expenses, pay the interest on her loan, and she will invest the rest in her business.
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Madame Maïmouna est une femme mariée de plus 42 ans et mère de quatre enfants qui vit avec son époux et leurs enfants à Sanoubougou I, un des quartiers populaires de la ville de Sikasso.
Madame Maïmouna mène cette activité d’achat et vente de l’eau minérale, de céréales et la fabrication vente des jus de fruits il y a dix ans. Elle jouit d’une forte réputation dans cette activité et reçoit beaucoup de commande surtout en saison chaude, mais ses ressources ne peuvent pas lui permettre de les satisfaire. Ainsi elle décida de rejoindre l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso il y a maintenant huit ans. Après avoir bénéficié de plusieurs prêts solidaires avec une association des femmes de son quartier et est maintenant à son huitième prêt individuel et tous les prêts précédents ont été correctement remboursés.
Elle compte utiliser ce nouveau prêt pour acheter un nouveau frigo, 20 paquet d’eau minérale et 20 sacs de céréales.
Elle vend les jus de fruits et de l’eau minérale à la gare routière de Sikasso, les céréales sont stockées et vendues à son domicile.
Avec ce prêt, elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 100 000 FCFA qui sera utiliser 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

  • $1,200
    Average annual income
  • 27
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,282,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Maïmouna to buy various merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 30, 2012
Listed
Dec 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013