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Nèkè was born around 1979 in Kocoula (a region of Ségou). He is a polygamist who lives with his wives and their two children in the district of Wayerma I, in the city of Sikasso. Never having had the opportunity to attend school, Nèkè pursued many business ventures without success. He eventually found his calling with his laundry business, which he has been running for seven years. His workshop and laundry are located in his neighborhood. Nèkè is in high demand among his customers due to the quality of his work and his punctuality.

In order to better serve his growing clientele, he decided to join the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso, of which he has now been a member for four years. With this, his second loan, Nèkè plans to buy two electric irons, an ironing board and a Jakarta motorcycle. The motorcycle will allow him to pick up and deliver clothes to his customers that are further away from his workshop.

Nèkè hopes to earn a monthly income of 175,000 FCFA. He will use his income primarily to contribute to family expenses, and to pay the interest on his loan. The remainder he plans to use to re-invest in his business.
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Né vers 1979 à Kocoula (région de Ségou), Monsieur Nèkè est un polygame qui réside avec ses épouses et leurs 2 enfants à Wayerma I, un des quartiers populaires de la ville de Sikasso.
Monsieur Nèkè n’ayant pas la eu la chance d’aller à l’école et après avoir mené beaucoup d’activités sans succès, s’est initié à l’activité blanchisserie depuis maintenant sept ans. Il mène son activité dans son quartier où il dispose son atelier de blanchisserie. Monsieur Nèkè est beaucoup sollicité de sa clientèle pour la qualité de son travail et de sa ponctualité.
Dans le souci de mieux satisfaire sa clientèle de plus en plus croissante, Il décida d’ intégrer l’institution de microfinance Soro Yiriwaso depuis maintenant quatre ans.
Il sollicite ce deuxième prêt pour acheter 2 Fers électrique, un table à repasser et 1 moto Jakarta occasion pour pouvoir récupérer et livrer les habits de ses clients qui sont un peu loin de son atelier.
Il envisage réaliser avec ce prêt un bénéfice mensuel de 175 000 FCFA qui sera utilisé essentiellement pour contribuer aux dépenses familiales, payer les intérêts de son prêt et investir le reste dans son activité.

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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

  • $1,100
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    Mali Loans Fundraising
  • $11,931,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 506.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Nèkè to buy two electric irons, an ironing board, and a Jakarta motorcycle for making laundry deliveries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013