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Safoura
Born on February 16, 1968 in Sikasso, Madam Safoura is a married woman. She is mother to three children and lives with her husband and their children in Banconi, one of the outlying neighborhoods of the town of Sikasso (third administrative region of the republic of Mali).

Madam Safoura, not having had the chance to go to school for social reasons, started buying and selling gourds and biscuits about fourteen years ago. She is very much requested especially by her clientele (consisting essentially of women) because of the quality of her products.

Due to the concern of better satisfying her clientele which is growing more and more, she decided to join the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso several years ago with which she has benefitted from several loans in solidarity (group loans) in an association of women of her neighborhood (Association AMIDEE in Banconi). She is currently on her third individual loan.

She is thus requesting this third individual loan to buy 10 parcels of gourds and 5 cartons of biscuits.

She has a stand at the market of their neighborhood where she sells her merchandise for cash and credit to a clientele made up essentially of women.

With this loan she envisions making an average monthly profit of 100,000 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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Née en 16 Février 1968 à Sikasso, Madame Safoura est une femme mariée, mère de trois enfants qui réside avec son époux et leurs enfants à Banconi, un des quartiers périphériques de la ville de Sikasso (troisième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Madame Safoura n’ayant pas eu la chance d’aller à l’école pour des raisons sociales, s’est initiée il y’a environ quatorze années aux activités d’achat-vente des calebasses et des biscuits. Elle est beaucoup sollicitée surtout de sa clientèle (composée essentiellement des femmes) pour la qualité de ses produits.
Dans le souci de mieux satisfaire sa clientèle de plus en plus croissante, elle décida d’intégrer l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso il y’a quelques années avec laquelle elle a bénéficie de plusieurs prêts solidaires (prêt du groupe) dans une Association des femmes de son quartier (Association AMIDEF de Banconi). elle est à présent à son troisième prêt individuel.
Elle sollicite ainsi ce troisième prêt individuel pour acheter 10 colis de calebasses et 5 cartons de biscuits.
Elle dispose d’une place au niveau de marché de leur quartier où elle vend ses marchandises au comptant et à crédit avec une clientèle composée essentiellement des femmes.
Elle envisage réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel de 100.000 FCFA qui sera utilisé pour contribuer aux dépenses familiales, payer les intérêts de son prêt et investir le reste dans son activité.

Additional Information

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
  • 16
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $9,921,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 483.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Safoura to buy gourds and biscuits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 29, 2013
Listed
Feb 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 17, 2013