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Djelika
Mrs. Djélika is 51 years old, married and the mother of three. She lives with her husband and children in the Kôkô district, Koutiala prefecture (Sikasso Region). She has abandoned her studies early and started earning a living. After trying various activities without success, nine years ago she started buying and reselling firewood.

Women in Mali depend on firewood in order to be able to do their cooking, which is why Djelika has many customers and can sell several trailer loads each month. After having to deal with stock shortages during the rainy season, she lost no time in turning to the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution once again. With two loans correctly repaid, she is on her third loan, which will be used to buy three trailer loads of firewood in the villages near the town of Koutiala. She sells in front of her home in the Kôkô district, for cash, to a diverse clientele.

With this loan added to her working capital, she plans to achieve a monthly revenue of 115,000 West African francs, which she will use to repay Soro’s interest, help cover everyday household expenses, and reinvest the rest in her business.
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Mme Djélika est âgée de 51 ans, mariée et mère de 3 enfants, elle réside avec son mari et ses enfants dans le quartier Kôkô de la préfecture de Koutiala (Région de Sikasso). Elle a prématurément abandonnée les études, ainsi elle a embrassé les activités génératrices de revenus. Après avoir mené plusieurs activités sans réussite, elle finit par s’intéresser à l’achat- vente du bois de chauffe il y’a plus de 9 ans.
Le bois de chauffe est l’un des éléments essentiel pour les femmes Maliennes dans la préparation (cuisine), raisons pour laquelle, Djelika très sollicitée, peut vendre des chargements de remorque par mois.
Afin de combattre les ruptures de stock survenant pendant l’hivernage, elle n’a pas pris du temps pour rejoindre l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso. Après deux prêts tous correctement remboursés, elle est à son troisième qui sera utiliser pour acheter 3 chargements de remorque de bois de chauffe dans les villages environnants de la ville de Koutiala. Elle effectue sa vente devant sa porte au quartier Kôkô à une clientèle mixte au comptant.
Avec ce prêt en plus de son fonds propre, elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 115 000FCFA qu’elle utilisera pour le remboursement des taux d’intérêts de Soro, contribuer aux dépenses quotidiennes de sa famille 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
  • 6
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $9,897,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 504.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Djelika to buy firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 8, 2013
Listed
Apr 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 17, 2013