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Kadidia is over 33 years old, married, and the mother of two children. She lives with her husband and her children in Sanoubougou I-Kapel Kourou, one of the suburbs of the city of Sikasso.

After being involved in many unsuccessful activities, Kadidia finally learned to buy and sell goods such as oil (for cooking), Arabian couscous, Maggi bouillon cubes and other various goods. She has now been involved in this activity for over six years. She works from home and at her local market where she owns a retail outlet. Thanks to the quality of her products, she receives a high demand from her customers.

In order to satisfy the needs of an increasing number of customers, she decided to join the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso over three years ago. She has duly repaid six previous loans and is now on her seventh loan.

She plans to use her loan to buy 25 cans of oil, 15 boxes of Arabian couscous, 15 boxes of Maggi bouillon cubes, 10 boxes of Arawane tea and a stock of condiments. She orders her merchandise from Bobo Dioulasso (in Burkina Faso) and also from local oil factories. She resells at the local market to a retail customer base.

Thanks to this loan, Kadidia is expecting to make a monthly profit of 190,000 CFA francs which will be used to contribute to her family's expenses, to pay off her loan's interest and also to reinvest in her business.
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Madame Kadidia a plus de 33 ans, mariée et mère de deux enfants. Elle vit avec son époux et leurs enfants à Sanoubougou I-Kapel Kourou, un des quartiers périphériques de la ville de Sikasso.
Madame Kadidia après avoir mené beaucoup d’activités sans succès, s’est finalement initiée à cette activité d’achat et de vente d’huile alimentaire, de couscous arabe, maggie et divers articles depuis plus de six ans. Elle mène son activité à la maison et au marché de son quartier où elle dispose d’une place. Elle est beaucoup sollicitée de sa clientèle pour la qualité de ses produits.
Pour satisfaire sa clientèle de plus en plus croissante, elle décida de rejoindre l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso depuis plus de trois années. Elle est actuellement à son 7ème prêt et les six précédents ont été bien remboursés.
Elle compte acheter avec ce prêt 25 bidons d’huile alimentaire, 15 cartons de couscous arabe, 15 cartons de maggie, 10 cartons du thé Arawane et des stocks de condiments. Elle achète ses marchandises sur commande à Bobo Dioulasso (au Burkina Faso) et aussi dans les huileries de place avant de les revendre en détail au marché de leur localité.
Elle envisage réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel de 190 000 FCFA qui sera utilisé pour contribuer aux dépenses familiales, payer les intérêts de son prêt 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

  • $1,100
    Average annual income
  • 13
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,524,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 504.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Kadidia to buy 25 cans of oil, 15 boxes of Arabian couscous, 15 boxes of Maggi bouillon cubes, 10 boxes of Arawane tea and some condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 7, 2013
May 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014