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Mrs. Maimouna is 44 years old, married and the mother of two. She lives in a nuclear family with her husband and children in the Somono district of Ségou (the fourth administrative region of Mali).

Not having attended school for social reasons, she began working as a vendor alongside her mother, who used to sell condiments and cereals. After several years of this apprenticeship, she launched her own business selling cereals. She has been in this business for seven years and has plenty of experience and many customers.

With the goal of meeting customer demand, she reached out to Soro Yiriwaso, with which she has been collaborating for 84 months. After four solidarity loans and five individual loans, all duly reimbursed, she is now on her sixth individual loan, intended for purchasing one ton [2205 lbs] of rice. She stocks up in Niono, Siribala and Dougabougou. Mrs. Maimouna sells for cash and on credit to a customer base composed of both men and women. She plans to earn an average monthly revenue of 90,000 West African francs, which will allow her to stabilize her business. Her goal is to build a house.
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Madame Maïmouna est âgée de 44 ans, mariée et mère de 2 enfants. Elle vit dans une famille nucléaire avec son mari et ses enfants au quartier Somono de Ségou (quatrième région administrative de la république du Mali).
N’ayant pas fréquenté l’école pour des raisons sociales, elle commença tôt à faire le commerce auprès de sa mère qui vendait des condiments et céréales. Après plusieurs années d’apprentissage à ses côtés, elle finit par évoluer seul pour faire le commerce de céréales, elle mène cette activité depuis 7 ans et jouit d’une grande expérience et clientèle.
Dans le souci de faire de face à la demande clientèle, elle a fait recours à Soro Yiriwaso, elle est en relation avec cette dernière depuis 84 mois. Après 4 prêts solidaires et 5 prêts individuels tous correctement remboursés, elle est à son 6ème prêt individuel qu’elle compte utiliser pour acheter 1 tonne de riz. Elle s’approvisionne à Niono, Siribala et Dougabougou. Madame Maïmouna vend au comptant et à crédit à une clientèle composée de femmes et d’hommes. Elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice mensuel 90.000 FCFA, qui lui permet de pérenniser son activité. Son ambition est de construire une maison.

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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
  • 22
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,710,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Maïmouna to buy rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2013
May 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013