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Rokia
Mrs. Rokia T. is a 56 years old widow and mother of eight (8) children. She lives in Bougouni, a village on the outskirts of the city of Segou (the prefecture of Sagou is the fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali).


She was taught by her mother in the ways of earning income through different business activities. Over the past eight (8) years she has been active in the business of selling "pagne" (decorative cloth). She has been associated with the Soro Yiriwaso microbank for five (5) years and has made six (6) group loans and is now on her second personal loan. All the loans have been repaid.


Mrs. T. plans to use this loan to buy 50 pieces of Wax brand pagne and 10 pieces of Fancy brand pagne from wholesalers in the Malian capital city of Bamako. She will resell these items for cash or credit at the daily village market and also through door-to-door selling (carrying her pagne, folded neatly in a head basket) during the evenings, in the Bougouni neighborhoods, to a clientele made up mostly of women and some men.


She is the leader in the buying and selling of pagne in the village of Bougouni. Without any competition she expects to earn a profit of 90,000 francs CFA which she will spend to meet the loan payments, provide for family expenses and support her business activities. Her ambition is to build a home for orphan children.

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Madame Rokia T. âgée de 56 ans, est une veuve et mère de 8 enfants qui vit à Bougouni un village environnant de la ville de Ségou (préfecture de Ségou quatrième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Initiée aux activités génératrices de revenus par sa mère, elle exerce le commerce de pagnes wax et de fancy (tissus très prisés en Afrique de l’Ouest ) il y’a de cela 8 ans.
Etant en relation avec Soro Yiriwaso depuis 5 ans, elle a bénéficié de 6 prêts solidaires (prêt de groupe) et est à son deuxième individuel. Tous les prêts précédents ont été remboursés.
Elle compte utiliser ce prêt pour acheter, 50 pièces de pagnes Wax et 10 pièces de pagnes Fancy auprès des commerçants grossistes de la capitale malienne Bamako. Elle effectue ses ventes au comptant et souvent à crédit de façon fixe au marché journalier du village et en ambulant (les pagnes mis dans une tasse) dans les quartiers de Bougouni les petits soirs à une clientèle essentiellement composée de femmes et de quelques d’hommes.
Seule à mener l’activité d’achat et de vente de pagnes dans le village de Bougouni, donc sans concurrent elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 90 000 FCFA qu’elle compte utiliser pour payer les intérêts du prêt, subvenir aux dépenses de la famille et renforcer le fonds de commerce. Son ambition est de construire une maison pour ses orphelins.

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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.

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  • $1,100
    Average annual income
  • 27
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,465,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 452.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD