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Mr Samba D., 30, is married and the father of one child. He is monogamous and lives with his wife and child in the Médina Coura neighborhood of the town of Koutiala ( Sikasso region).

Samba did not go to French school, but he did 6 years of Koranic school before beginning to earn money together with his older brother, 15 years ago. Presently he is working in several businesses for himself, notably selling mobile telephones and others. He is much sought after by his customers, since he sells the best quality mobile phones.

In order to satisfy his customers' needs appropriately, Mr. D. came to the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso with whom he is on his first individual loan. With this loan he expects to buy 10 mobile phones and spare parts. He buys his merchandise in Bamako (capital of Mali) and often in Lomé (Togo) and makes his sales in his shop in the big open-air market of Koutiala to a clientele made up of women and men, on a cash basis.

Mr. D. counts on making 225,000 F CFA in profit per month, which he will use for his own needs and to reimburse the loan. His ambition is to enlarge his shop so as to attract more customers.

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Mr Samba D. est âgé de 30 ans, mariée père d’un enfant, il est monogame et vit avec sa femme et son enfant dans le quartier Médina Coura de la ville de Koutiala ( Région de Sikasso ).
Samba n’a pas fréquenté l’école française, mais il a fait 6 ans à l’école coranique avant d’embrasser les activités génératrices de revenus auprès de son grand frère depuis 15 ans. Actuellement il mène plusieurs activités pour lui même, notamment la vente des téléphones portables et autres. Il est très bien sollicité par ses clients, car il vend des portables de meilleurs qualités.
Pour la bonne satisfaction de sa clientèle, Mr D. a fait recours à l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso avec qui il est à son premier prêt individuel.
Avec ce prêt il compte acheter 10 portables et des pièces de rechanges, il s’approvisionne à Bamako ( capitale du Mali ) et souvent à Lomé ( Togo ) et effectue sa vente dans sa boutique au grand marché de Koutiala à une clientèle de femmes et d’hommes au comptant.
Mr D. compte sur 225 000 FCFA de bénéfice par mois qui lui servira à subvenir à ses besoins et au remboursement du prêt..
Il ambitionne agrandir sa boutique pour attirer plus de clients.

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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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  • $1,100
    Average annual income
  • 50
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $12,694,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 494.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD