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Tahirou was born in 1975 in Sikasso. He is married and has three children. They live in a large, traditional family in Kaboïla I, a popular neighborhood of Sikasso (third administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

Tahirou didn't have the opportunity to go to school. He started buying and selling items at a young age. For more than a year he has been buying and selling fuel (gas, diesel, lamp oil). Tahirou has a sales location which is doing very well and he is very well liked by his customers. Given the lack of resources, he sees himself as being unable to meet his customer demand which is continually growing. For this reason, he joined Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution and his first loan will be used to boost his business. This will allow him to better satisfy his customer demand and increase customer loyalty.

Tahirou will use this loan to buy six 20-liter containers of gas and eight 20-liter containers of diesel at the pump here in Sikasso in order to sell them retail to a customer base who mainly own two-wheeled vehicles.

With this loan, Tahirou plans to make a monthly profit of 90,000 francs. The income he makes from this business will allow him to repay his loan and meet his family's needs. He will invest the rest in his business.
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Né en 1975 à Sikasso Monsieur Tahirou est marié et père de 3 enfants résidant dans une grande famille traditionnelle élargie à Kaboïla I, un des quartiers populaires de la ville de Sikasso (troisième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Monsieur Tahirou n’ayant pas eu la chance d’aller à l’école, il s’est vite initié aux activités commerciales notamment à l’achat-vente des carburants (Essence, Gasoil, Pétrole lampant) depuis plus d’une année. Monsieur Tahirou dispose d’un point de vente de carburant au bord de la grande famille traditionnelle qui marche à merveille et il est très apprécié par sa clientèle. Aujourd’hui, compte tenu de peu de moyens dont il dispose, il se voit incapable de satisfaire la demande qui est de plus en plus forte. Ainsi, il intégra l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso avec qui il est à son premier prêt pour relancer son activité. Ceci lui permettra de mieux satisfaire la demande de sa clientèle et de la fidéliser.
Avec ce présent prêt, il compte acheter 6 bidons de 20 litres d’Essence, 8 bidons de 20 litres de Gasoils à la pompe ici à Sikasso, afin de les revendre en détail à une clientèle disposant généralement des engins à deux roues et de véhicules.
Avec ce prêt, il envisage réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 90 000 FCFA. Les revenus qu’il découlera de l’exercice de cette activité lui permettront de rembourser son prêt et faire face aux besoins de sa famille, ensuite investir le reste dans son activité.

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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.

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  • $1,100
    Average annual income
  • 40
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,450,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 497.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD