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Doussouba
Mrs.Doussouba D. is 34 years old and lives in a monogamistic family with her husband and two children in the Pelengana district of North Segou (the fourth administrative region in the Republic of Mali). Although she studied to be a secretary, she was also active in businesses that earned income.She was taught by her mother, who was a well known business woman in the city of Segou. She was, therefore, well educated in both school and business activities (sales of suits and assorted articles).

These studies ended four years ago and since then she has specialized only in buying and selling suits, notably made of bazins (damask cloth). She is solicited for weddings, baptisms and popular holidays during the year.
In order to satisfy her ever increasing clientele, she has joined the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance bank. This is her first individual loan request for the amount of 375,000 FCFA.

She plans to use the loan to buy 2 pieces of high quality bazins cloth.She will purchase the material from suppliers in Burkina Faso in the Republic of Senegal and in Bamako, capital of the Republic of Mali. Mrs.Doussouba D. sells for cash or credit and her clientele are both men and women. With this loan the hopes to earn an income of 100,000 FCFA, which would be used to meet family expenses and to prepare for certain social events.
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Madame Doussouba D. est âgée de 34 ans et vit dans une famille monogame avec son mari et ses 2 enfants au quartier pelengana Nord de Ségou (quatrième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Malgré les études de secretariat, elle mènait parallèlement des activités génératrices de revenus. Son apprentissage s’est effectué auprès de sa mère une grande commerçante très connue au niveau de la ville de Segou. Ainsi elle a su concilier ses activités scolaires et ses activités commerciales(des habits, des articles divers).
Depuis 4 ans que ses études viennent de prendre fin, elle ne mène que cette activité d’achat et de vente d’habits notamment les bazins. Elle est sollicitée lors des cérémonies de mariages, de baptêmes et les grandes fêtes de l’année.
Dans le souci de satisfaire sa clientèle de plus en plus croissante elle fait recours à l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso. Elle est son 1er prêt individuel pour un montant de 375 000 FCFA.
Elle compte utiliser ce prêt pour acheter, 2 pièces de bazins riches .Elle s’approvisionne auprès de commerçants à partir du Burkina Faso, de la république du Sénégal et de Bamako (capitale de la république du Mali). Madame Doussouba D. vend au comptant et à crédit à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Avec ce prêt elle compte réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 100 000 FCFA qui servira à prendre certaines charges familiales et faire face à certains évènements sociaux.

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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
  • 21
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,738,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 480.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Doussouba purchase high quality bazin (damask cloth).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 23, 2008
Listed
Jan 6, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Oct 15, 2009