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Fatoumata
Fatoumata is forty-six years old, married and has four children. She lives with her husband and children in a polygamous family in the Hamdallaye neighbourhood of the prefecture of Koutiala, in the region of Sikasso.

Fatoumata has bought and sold atiéké (a dish made from fermented cassava couscous) for fifteen years. Her business is successful, she has a good reputation, and has many customers each day. In order to increase the size of her business, and satisfy the demands of her customers, Fatoumata works with the field partner, Soro Yiriwaso. This will be her fourth loan with the field partner, and she will use it to buy sacks of atiéké from Ivory Coast. She sells her product for cash, from home and at the market, to both male and female customers.

With the growth of her business, Fatoumata expects to earn 60,000 francs CFA a month, which will be used to pay the interest on her loan, provide for her personal needs and invest in her business.
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Mme Fatoumata est âgée de 46 ans, mariée, mère de 4 enfants, elle vit chez son mari et ses enfants dans une famille polygame dans le quartier Hamdallaye de la préfecture de Koutiala, région de Sikasso. Mme Fatoumata exerce les activités commerciales basées sur l’achat et vente d’atieké depuis plus de 15 ans. Cette activité lui procure assez de revenu, sa notoriété est bonne car elle reçoit beaucoup de clients par jour. Pour la bonne satisfaction de sa clientèle et l’agrandissement de son activité, Mme a fait recours à l’institution de micro finance Soro Yiriwaso, elle est à son quatrième cycle de prêt. Ce prêt sera utilisé pour l’achat des sacs d’atieké. Elle s’approvisionne en Côte d’Ivoire et effectue sa vente à la maison et au grand marché à une clientèle composée de femmes et d’hommes au comptant. Avec l’agrandissement de son activité, Mme compte réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 60 000 FCFA qu’elle utilisera pour le remboursement des taux d’intérêt de Soro, satisfaire ces besoins personnels et investir le reste dans son activité.

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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.

About Mali

  • $1,100
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,465,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 481.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD