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Mrs. Minata is about 51 years old, married with five children. She lives with her ​​husband and their children in Koutiala (Sikasso region).

Minata did not have the opportunity to conduct long-term studies. This explains her interest in income-generating activities, namely buying and selling Bazin and other types of fabrics over the past several years.

Minata is very much in demand by her customers. To increase the size of her business and satisfy her customers, she decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso micro-finance institution more than 8 years ago. This is her seventh individual loan, and the preceding ones were properly reimbursed.

With this new loan she intends to buy woven fabrics, dyed bazins and bed sheets. She get her supplies from Burkina Faso and Koutiala, and sells retail in the city of Koutiala, to a clientele of mainly women, for cash and credit.

She expects to make monthly profits of 40,000 FCFA she will use to repay the loan, participate in her family's daily expenses, and pursue her business activity with the remainder.
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Madame MINATA est âgée de 51 ans environ, mariée et mère de 5 enfants. Elle vit avec son mari et leurs enfants à Koutiala (Région de Sikasso).
MINATA n’a pas eu la chance de faire des longues études, ce qui justifie son intérêt pour les activités génératrices de revenus à savoir l’achat et vente de tissus, Bazin et autres depuis plusieurs ans. MINATA est très bien sollicitée par ses clients. Pour augmenter la taille de son activité et satisfaire sa clientèle, elle a décidé de rejoindre l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso il y a plus de 8 ans. Elle est a son 7ème prêt individuel, dont les précédents ont été correctement remboursés.
Avec ce nouveau prêt, elle compte acheter des marchandises constituées des pièces de tissus, bazins teintés et des draps de lit. Elle s’approvisionne au Burkina Faso et Koutiala, elle effectue sa vente dans la ville de Koutiala à une clientèle composée de femmes en général, en détail, au comptant et à crédit.
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 40.000FCFA, qu’elle utilisera pour le remboursement de son prêt, participer aux charges quotidiennes de sa famille et poursuivre son activité avec le reste.

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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
  • 135
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,272,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 492.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Minata buy various goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014