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Awa
Awa was born around 1956 in Tougan (Burkina Faso), She lives with her ​​five children in the concession belonging to her late husband, located in Nimbougou, part of the Kadiolo subdivision (third administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

Awa is a trained midwife and a widow who has been trading pagnes (colorful West-African fabric) and cups for over 25 years. She pursues her activities in her family in Nimbougou and in Loulouni, city where she is much sought after by her clients for the quality of her products and her credibility.

To satisfy her increasing number of customers she joined the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution almost 5 years ago, She is on her third individual loan cycle. Previous loans have been fully repaid.

She intends to buy 10 pieces of pagne wax and a few dozen cups from wholesalers.

With this loan she expects an average monthly profit of 100,000 FCFA part of which will be used to pay the interest on the loan and the other part will be put into savings.

Her ambition is to buy some cattle and build a few rooms in her courtyard.
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AWA est née vers 1956 à Tougan (BURKINA FASO), elle réside avec ses cinq enfants à NIMBOUGOU dans la concession de son défunt mari, cercle de KADIOLO (troisième région administrative de la république du Mali).
AWA est une matrône de son état et une veuve qui fait le commerce de pagnes wax et de tasses il y’a plus de 25 ans. Elle mène son activité dans sa famille à NIMBOUGOU et à LOULOUNI ville où elle est beaucoup sollicitée par sa clientèle pour la qualité de ses produits et de sa crédibilité.
Pour satisfaire sa clientèle de plus en plus croissante elle collabore avec l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso depuis près de 5 ans, elle est à son troisième cycle de prêt individuel. Les prêts précédents ont été correctement remboursés.
Elle compte achéter, 10 pièces de pagnes wax et quelques douzaines de tasses auprès des grossistes.
Elle envisage réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 100 000 FCFA dont une partie sera utilisé pour payer les intérêts de son prêt et l’autre partie sera épargnée.
Elle ambitionne d’acheter quelques bétails et de construire quelques chambres dans sa cours.

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
  • 129
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,290,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Awa buy pagnes and cups.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 18, 2013
Listed
Mar 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014