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Brehima
Brehima is 41 years old and he lives with his wife and his six children in the city of Koutiala.

He left school very early and, at a young age, he became interested in income-generating activities, which he learned from his brothers. After being involved in several unsuccessful activities, he finally decided to buy and sell smoked fish 13 years ago. He decided to join Soro Yiriwaso four years ago to increase his business and boost his sales capacity. He has duly repaid five previous loans and is now taking his sixth individual loan.

Brehima is planning to buy 10 baskets of smoked fish in Korientzé (Mopti region) from Bozo and Somonô fishermen [Bozo and Somonô people are ethnic groups predominantly located along the Niger river in Mali]. He sells his merchandise at the Koutiala fish market, for cash and sometimes on credit, to both men and women.

Thanks to this loan, he is expecting to make a monthly profit of 100,000 CFA francs, which will be used to pay off Soro Yiriwaso's interest and to meet the needs of his family. The rest of the money will be reinvested into his business.
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Monsieur Brehima est âgé de 41 ans et vit avec sa femme et ses 6 enfants dans la ville de Koutiala.
Brehima a prématurément abandonné l’école pour s’intéresser aux activités génératrices de revenus depuis son enfance auprès de ses frères. Après avoir mené plusieurs activités sans réussite, il opta finalement pour l’achat-vente de poissons fumés il y’a 13 ans. Pour pouvoir augmenter son fonds de commerce et renforcer sa capacité de vente, il décida de rejoindre l‘institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso depuis 4 ans. Il est à son 6ème prêt individuel dont les précédents ont été bien remboursés. Il compte acheter 10 paniers de poissons fumés à Korientzé (Région de Mopti) auprès des pêcheurs d’ethnie Bozo et Somonô et effectue sa vente au marché à poisson de Koutiala à une clientèle constituée de femmes et d’ hommes, au comptant et quelques fois à crédit.
Avec ce financement il compte réaliser un profit de 100.000FCFA par mois qu’il utilisera pour le remboursement des intérêts de Soro Yiriwaso, satisfaire les besoins 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
  • 61
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,449,750
    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 Brehima to buy some smoked fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 10, 2013
Listed
Apr 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 17, 2013