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Mrs. Aminata Traoré is 40 years old, married, and has 5 children. She lives with her husband and her children in the North Hérémakono area in the town of Bougouni (in the third administrative region of the Republic of Mali).
For 20 years, Mrs. Aminata Traoré has run a food service business, which she learned with her sister. Her restaurant is situated opposite a crossing used very often by a large number of people.
In her search for complementary financial resources, she decided to join the loan program of Soro Yiriwasi, a microfinance institution. After three group loans with an association in her area, she is seeking her second individual loan. All of her previous loans were repaid properly.
With this second loan, Mrs. Aminata intends to buy guinea-fowl, chickens, meat, and various condiments for the preparation of food dishes.
She supplies herself in Bougouni and in the neighbouring villages. She has a diverse and varied clientele. The turnover of her business is very high, and she hopes to realize a monthly profit of 50,000 FCFA, which will be used to improve her restaurant and help her husband in meeting the family expenses.
Madame Aminata Traoré est une femme mariée de 40 ans et mère de 5 enfants. Elle vit avec son mari et ses enfants dans le quartier hérémakono nord de la ville de Bougouni (troisième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Depuis 20 ans, Madame Aminata Traoré fait de la restauration qu’elle a appris auprès de sa soeur. Son restaurant est situé en face d’un carrefour très fréquenté par beaucoup de monde.
Dans ses recherches de ressources financières complémentaires, elle décida de rejoindre le programme crédit de Soro Yiriwasi. Après trois prêts solidaires(prêt de groupe) avec une association de son quartier, elle est à son deuxième prêt individuel. Tous les prêts précédents ont été correctement remboursés.
Avec ce deuxième prêt, Madame Aminata envisage acheter régulierement des pintades, des poulets, de la viande et divers condiments alimentaires pour la préparation des plats alimentaires.
Elle s’approvisionne à Bougouni et dans les villages environants. Elle a une clientèle diverse et variée. La rotation de son activité est très élévée et elle espèrent réaliser un bénéfice mensuel de 50 000FCFA.qui sera utilisé pour améliorer son restaurant et aider son époux à subvenir aux charges de la famille.

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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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  • $1,200
    Average annual income
  • 17
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $10,726,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 508.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Aminata to buy guinea-fowl, chickens, meat, and condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 3, 2009
Mar 2, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009