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Aïssata
Aïssata Dembélé is 46, married and lives in a nuclear family with her husband and her six children in the village of Banankoro, 10 kilometres from the town of Ségou, in Mali.

Because of social reasons she never attended school and started working to make money at a very young age selling condiments with her mother. After helping her mother for many years she had become a very knowledgeable businesswoman. When she married 17 years ago, her husband bought her a refrigerator to sell juice. She has a very good reputation in the village of Banankoro and nearby villages. On Thursdays, market day in Ségou, she is swamped by her many customers, mainly carters, chicken sellers and mothers. She tells us that her name has the power to stop children's misbehaviour: one has only to tell them that if they don't behave, they won't get any of Aïssata's juices. She intends to expand her business using this loan which she is requesting as working capital from the microfinancial institution Soro Yiriwaso. She has been working with this MFI for 30 months. After having been a member of five group loans, all repaid, she is asking for this, her first individual loan for 250,000 FCFA with which she will buy 2 bags of sugar, 4 bags of powdered juice, 7 bundles of bags. She buys her raw materials locally and always sells for cash.

She expects to make a profit of 75,0000 FCFA. She will use this profit to pay for her children's schooling as they attend high school in Ségou (fuel costs).
Madame Aïssata Dembélé est âgée de 46 ans, mariée elle vit dans une famille nucléaire avec son mari et ses 6 enfants au village de Banankoro à 10 km de la ville de Ségou (quatrième région administrative de la république du Mali).
N’ayant pas fréquenté l’école pour des raisons sociales, elle commença très tôt les activités génératrices de revenus auprès de sa maman qui vendait des condiments alimentaires. Après avoir assisté plusieurs années cette dernière, riche est son expérience en matière de commerce. Dès son mariage, son mari lui achète un réfrigérateur pour vendre des jus et cela depuis 17 ans. Elle jouit d’une grande réputation dans le village de Banankoro et environnant. Le jeudi (jour de foire de la ville e Ségou) elle est submergée par une grande clientèle composée de charretiers, vendeurs de poules et des mamans. D’après elle son nom sert à arrêter les désordres d’un enfant turbulent en lui sommant de ne pas lui offrir les jus fabriqués de Aichata .Dans l’intention d’agrandir son activité avec renforcement de son fonds de commerce qu’elle fait recours à l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso. Elle est en relation avec cette dernière depuis 30 mois. Après avoir fait 5 prêts solidaires (prêt de groupe) tous correctement bien remboursés, elle est à son 1er prêt individuel pour un montant de 250 000FCFA qu’elle compte utiliser pour acheter 2 sacs de sucres, 4 sachets de poudre de jus, 7 sachets d’emballages. Elle s’approvisionne en matières premières sur place et effectue ses ventes toujours au comptant.
Elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice de 75 000FCFA. Ce bénéfice lui servira de payer les charges scolaires de ses enfants qui sont au lycée de Ségou (frais de carburants).

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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
  • 26
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,710,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 498.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Aïssata to buy sugar, bags, and powdered juice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 16, 2009
Listed
Jan 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Feb 15, 2010