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Ibrahima Drissa
Mr. Ibrahima Drissa T. is 25 years old and single. He lives with his father in Bougouni in the Dialanicoro district. After having managed several businesses without success, he decided to try the tailoring profession. After an apprenticeship with a tailor (his uncle) that lasted about five years, Mr. T. became self-employed. With six years of experience, he has total mastery of this business and has a good reputation.


In order to purchase an additional sewing machine, he has decided to ask for a loan with Soro Yiriwaso. This extra equipment will allow him to increase his capacity for work and further satisfy his clients. His clientele is primarily composed of women living in his same district. The period of holidays (Tabaski, Ramadan, etc.) and the beginning of the school year mark a time of good business for tailors. He hopes to earn a monthly profit of 50,000 FCFA. With this profit, Mr. T. hopes to improve the appearance of his workshop in order to have more clients, meet his own needs and contribute towards the family expenses.

Translated from French by Lucia Franzese, Kiva volunteer.



Monsieur Ibrahima Drissa T. est un jeune célibataire de 25 ans et vit chez son père à Bougouni dans le quartier Dialanicoro. Après avoir mené plusieurs activités sans réussite, il décida d’exercer le métier de tailleur. Après un apprentissage qui dura cinq ans auprès d’un maitre tailleur (‘son oncle), Monsieur T. s’installa à son compte. Avec une expérience de 6 ans, il a une maîtrise totale de cette activité et jouit d’une bonne réputation.
Pour acquérir une machine à coudre supplémentaire, il décida de soumettre une demande de prêt à Soro Yiriwaso. Cet équipement supplémentaire lui permettra d’augmenter sa capacité de travail et donner plus de satisfaction à sa clientèle. Sa clientelle est composée principalement de femmes vivant dans le même quartier que lui. Les périodes de fêtes (Tabaski, Ramandan, etc...) et la rentrée scolaire constituent des périodes de grandes activités pour les tailleurs. Il compte réaliser un chiffre d’affaires de 50 000FCFA par mois. Avec ce bénéfice Monsieur T. compte améliorer la présentation de son atelier pour avoir plus de clients, subvenir à ses besoins et contribuer aux dépenses de la famille.

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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
  • 152
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,246,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 418.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Ibrahima Drissa purchase a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Aug 14, 2008
Listed
Jul 30, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Sep 15, 2009