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Kanouya was born in about 1961 in Somasso, in Koutiala. The mother of three children, she lives in her husband's home in Niena (in the third administrative region in the Republic of Mali).

She has been running this business purchasing and selling assorted goods for more than seven years. Her experience in this area has earned her a good reputation and she receives orders for various merchandise, notably cloth [goods]: colored damask, shirts, fragrances, shoes and jewelry. Thus, in order to have the necessary means to satisfy her clients, she [began to] collaborate with microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso four years ago now; her previous loans have been properly repaid.

This new loan will allow her to purchase 10 lengths of damask, 60 bottles of fragrance of varied quality, 50 pairs of earrings and 15 ice chests.

She gets her supplies in the markets of Lomé and Bobo Dioulasso, as well as in Bamako. Her sales are made-to-order [and sold] at retail and for cash to a group of customers made up of men and women.

With this loan, Kanouya expects to see an average monthly profit of 100,000 CFA francs per month. This profit will allow her to pay the interest on her loan and to invest the remainder in her business.
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Kanouya est né vers 1961 à SOMASSO à KOUTIALA. Mère de 3 enfants elle vit chez son époux à Niena (troisième région administrtive de la république du Mali).
Elle mène cette activité d’achat et de vente d’articles divers depuis plus de 7 ans. Son expérience dans ce domaine, lui a valu une bonne réputation et reçoit des commandes de divers marchandises, notamment les tissus, bazins teintés, chemises, parfums et des chaussures et des parures. Ainsi pour avoir les ressources nécessaires afin de satisfaire ses clients, elle collabore avec l’Institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso, il y'a 4 ans maintenant, les prêts antérieurs ont été correctement remboursés.
Ce nouveau prêt lui permettra d’acheter, 10 pièces de bazin, 60 bouteilles de parfums de divers qualités, 50 paires de boucles d'oreilles et 15 glacières.
Elle s’approvisionne dans les marchés de Lomé, Bobo Dioulasso ainsi qu’à Bamako. Les ventes se font sur commande, en détail et au comptant à une clientèle composée d’hommes et de femmes.
Avec ce prêt, elle envisage réaliser un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 100 000 FCFA par mois. Ce bénéfice lui permettra de payer les intérêts de son prêt et investir le reste dans son activité.

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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
  • 52
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  • $12,694,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 497.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD