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Aïssa
Aïssa G. is 33 years old and lives with her husband and two children in a traditional family in the Bagadadji neighborhood of the town of Ségou (Fourth Administrative Region, Mali). In addition to her regular job as a government-employed teacher, Aïssa engages in some income-generating activities. She learnt her craft from her mother, an excellent business woman, well-known throughout Ségou. Aïssa has managed to reconcile her professional endeavors with her commercial activities, the buying and selling of charcoal and firewood.

In the past four years of her business relationship with Soro Yiriwaso, Aïssa has been the recipient of four group loans and one individual loan, all duly repaid. This would be her second individual loan, and she intends to use it to purchase 200 bags of charcoal and one truckload of firewood. Normally, she buys her merchandise from recognized professionals, rural people in surrounding villages (Bananida, Konobougou for example), and sometimes in Ségou itself.

Aïssa G. sells out of her home, on a cash or credit basis, to a clientele consisting of housewives and bakers. She takes orders and delivers to their place of work. She hopes to earn a monthly profit of $83 (40,000 West African frances), which would enable her to discharge her family responsibilities and to put money back into the business.
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Madame Aïssa G. est âgée de 33 ans et vit dans une famille nucléaire avec son mari et ses 2 enfants dans le quartier Bagadadji de la ville de Ségou (quatrième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Malgré ses obligations professionnelles (Professeur de son état) elle mène parallèlement des activités génératrices de revenu. Son apprentissage s’est effectué auprès de sa mère une grande commerçante très connue au niveau de la ville de Ségou. Ainsi elle a su concilier ses activités professionnelles et ses activités commerciales à savoir l’achat vente du charbon de bois, et du bois de chauffe.
En relation avec Soro Yiriwaso depuis maintenant 4 ans, elle a bénéficié de 4 prêts solidaires (prêt de groupe) et un prêt individuel tous correctement remboursés. Elle est à son deuxième prêt individuel.
Elle compte utiliser ce nouveau pour acheter, 200 sacs de charbon et 1 chargement de camion en bois de chauffe.
Elle s’approvisionne généralement dans les villages environnants (tel Bananida dans la préfecture de Konobougou) et quelques fois sur place à Ségou, auprès des paysans officiellement reconnus dans la profession.
Madame Aïssa G. vend à domicile au comptant ou à crédit à une clientèle composée de ménagères et de boulangers (qui sont ravitaillés sur commande et. servis à leurs lieux de travail).
Elle espère réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 40.000FCFA, qui lui permettra de supporter les charges familiales et d’augmenter son fonds de commerce.

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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
  • 27
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,400,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 483.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Aïssa purchase of charcoal and firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Oct 29, 2008
Listed
Oct 15, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Nov 15, 2009