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Fatoumata Dite Tata
Mrs. Fatoumata aka Tata is 37 years old, married with four children. She lives with her ​​husband and children in the Bagadadji district of Ségou (fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

She dropped out of school in 6th grade (Malian educational system) to begin retail trading with her mother who sold clothing and footwear at the market in Kati. After several years of learning at her side, she became able to manage the workings of small retail businesses.

Subsequently, she evolved on her own to conduct the same business as her mother. She has been selling clothes for 17 years and enjoys a high reputation in the area. Her sales strength comes from her mastery of the activity and in particular her ability to retain customers.

With the aim of increasing her business to make more profit. she approached Soro Yiriwaso 36 months ago. After three individual loans fully repaid, this is her fourth loan she will use to buy 10 sets of embroidered clothes, 10 pairs of shoes and 10 full sets of clothes.

She resupplies in Bamako and Burkina Faso. Mrs. Fatoumata aka Tata sells for cash and credit to a clientele mostly composed of women and men.

With this loan, she expects a monthly income of 90,000 FCFA. This profit will allow her to pay off her short-term loans and participate in social events (baptisms, weddings, etc.).

Her ambition is to become an international trader.
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Madame Fatoumata dite Tata est âgée de 37 ans, mariée et mère de 4 enfants. Elle vit avec son mari et ses enfants au quartier Bagadadji de Ségou (quatrième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Ayant abandonné l’école en classe de 6 eme année fondamentale (système éducatif Malien) pour mener le commerce auprès de sa mère qui vendait des habits et chaussures au marché de Kati. Après plusieurs années d’apprentissage à ses côtés, elle a pu maîtriser les rouages du petit commerce. Par la suite, elle a évolué de ses propres ailes pour mener la même activité que sa mère. Elle vend des habits depuis 17 ans et jouit d’une grande réputation dans le quartier. Sa force de vente est due à la maîtrise du secteur et surtout elle a pu fidéliser sa clientèle.
Dans le dessein d’augmenter son fonds de commerce, afin de réaliser plus de bénéfice. elle est en relation avec Soro Yiriwaso depuis 36 mois après 3 prêts individuels bien remboursés. Elle est à son 4ème prêt qu’elle compte utiliser pour acheter 10 complets brodés, 10 paires de chaussures et 10 complets draps. Elle s’approvisionne à Bamako et au Burkina Faso.
Madame Fatoumata dite Tata vend au comptant et à crédit à une clientèle composée majoritairement de femmes et d’hommes.
Avec ce prêt, elle envisage de réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 90 000FCFA. Ce bénéfice lui permettra de payer ses échéances de prêts et de participer aux événements sociaux (baptême, mariage etc.…).
Son ambition est de faire le commerce à l’international.

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
  • 38
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,780,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Fatoumata Dite Tata buy clothing and footwear.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 16, 2013
Listed
Jul 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014