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Djeneba
Djeneba is 39 years old, married without children. She lives in a nuclear family in the South Pelengana neighborhood of Segou.

She did not attend school for social reasons (coming from a family deeply rooted in traditional values), so very early on she began to pursue income-generating activities alongside her mother who sold dyed cotton clothes in the banco style called Bogolan. After several years of learning at her side, she decided to opt for trading Bazin fabric because it is very popular in the marketplace.

She has been doing this for the past 10 years and has acquired an extensive experience and a large customer base. Her selling strength is due to her mastery of the inner workings in this sector, but also to her affordable prices and the quality of her goods.

In order to increase her working capital and make more profit, she is requesting a new loan. After a first individual loan was repaid properly, she is on her 2nd individual loan she will use to buy two pieces of "bazin riche" (high-quality bazin fabric, 100% cotton).

She resupplies in Bamako and resells cash to a mixed clientele. She also often participates in exports to Senegal.

With this loan she hopes to obtain monthly profits of 150,000 FCFA. The profits will enable her to repay her loan and contribute towards family expenses. Her ambition is to open a shop selling ready-to-wear clothes.
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DJENEBA est âgée de 39 ans, mariée sans enfant. Elle vit dans une famille nucléaire au quartier Pelengana Sud de Ségou
N’ayant pas fréquenté l’école pour des raisons sociales, (issue d’une famille ancrée dans les valeurs ancestrales) elle commença très tôt à faire les activités génératrices de revenus auprès de sa mère qui vendait des habits en cotonnade teint en banco et appelé Bogolan. Après plusieurs années d’apprentissage à son côté, elle décida d’opter pour mener le commerce du tissus bazin car ce dernier est très prisé sur le marché. Elle mène cette activité depuis 10 ans et jouit d’une grande expérience et clientèle. Sa force de vente est due à la maîtrise du rouage de ce secteur d’activité mais également, à son prix abordable et la qualité de sa marchandise.
Dans le souci d’augmenter son fonds de commerce et de faire plus de bénéfice, elle sollicite ce nouveau prêt. Après un 1er prêt individuel correctement remboursé, elle est à son 2eme prêt individuel qu’elle compte utiliser pour acheter 2 pièces de bazins riches. Elle s’approvisionne à Bamako et vend au comptant à une clientèle mixte et très généralement elle participe aux exportations au Sénégal. Avec ce prêt elle envisage de réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 150 000FCFA. Ce bénéfice lui permettra de rembourser son prêt et contribuer aux dépenses de la famille.
Son ambition est d’ouvrir une boutique de prêt à porter.

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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
  • 15
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $9,921,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Djeneba buy lengths of bazin fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 10, 2013
Listed
Apr 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2014