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Born around 1977, Mr. Yacouba is married and father of six children. He lives with his wife and their children in a traditional family in Bougoula Hameau, about 7 km from the city of Sikasso. Mr. Yacouba, after operating a few businesses unsuccessfully, started a business buying and selling various articles. For over 12 years, he has had a store in front of his home where he buys and sells: corn, cigarettes, candy, matches, chewing gum, powdered milk, tea, sugar, soap, etc. He is much sought after by his customers for the quality of his products. To satisfy growing customer demand, he decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance organization about four years ago. He has received five individual loans, all of which have been fully repaid. He is now asking for a sixth loan that will enable him to buy 10 tons of corn, 20 cartons of different cigarettes, 5 boxes of tea, 5 bags of sugar, 10 packets of powdered milk, 8 packages of candy, 15 packs of chewing gum, 35 packs of matches, and 10 boxes of soap. Sourcing from wholesalers in and nearby the city of Sikasso, he resells his goods retail, for cash and for credit, to customers from all social classes in his area. With this loan, he expects to earn a monthly profit of 100,000 FCFA that will be used to contribute to family expenses and to pay the interest on his loan. The remaining amount will be invested in his business.
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Né vers 1977 à Sikasso, Monsieur Yacouba est marié et père de six enfants, il réside avec son épouse et leurs enfants dans une famille traditionnelle à Bougoula Hameau environ 7km de la ville de Sikasso.
Monsieur Yacouba après avoir mené plusieurs activités sans succès, s’est initié aux activités d’achat et de vente d’articles divers Il dispose d’une boutique devant le domicile conjugal où il mène cette activité d’achat et vente des articles divers : maïs, Cigarette, bonbon, allumette, Chewing Gum, lait en poudre, Thé, sucre, savon, etc depuis plus de douze années. Il est beaucoup sollicité de sa clientèle pour la qualité de ses produits.
Pour satisfaire sa clientèle de plus en plus croissante, il décida de rejoindre l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso il ya environ quatre ans. Ainsi il bénéficia de cinq prêts individuels qui ont été tous correctement remboursés. Alors, il sollicite ce sixième prêt lui permettant d’acquérir, 10 tonnes de maïs, 20 cartouches de Cigarettes différentes, 5 cartons du thé, 5 sacs du sucre, 10 paquets de lait en poudre, 8 paquets de bonbon, 15 paquet de Chewing Gum, 35 paquets d’allumette et 10 cartons de savon.
S’approvisionnant auprès de commerçants grossistes de la ville de Sikasso et environnants, il revend ses marchandises en détail, au comptant et à crédit à une clientèle composée de toutes sortes de couches sociales de sa localité.
Il envisage réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel de 100 000 FCFA qui sera utilisé pour contribuer aux dépenses familiales, 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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