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Ms. Maimounata D. is a married woman, 29 years old, and the mother of two children (a boy and a girl). She lives with her husband and their children in Hamdallaye, one of the working-class districts of the city of Sikasso (third administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

After having done several kinds of work unsuccessfully, she got introduced two years ago to the dyeing of cloth in Sikasso from a local woman in that trade. She enjoys a solid reputation in this work and receives many orders, especially for ceremonies (marriages, baptisms, holidays, etc.).

Her working capital being unable to help her meet the needs of her customers, she requested the collaboration of the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso seven years ago. She is now on her sixth individual loan after four solidarity loans, all correctly repaid. She plans to buy seven lengths of white damask cloth, five bags of caustic soda, and eight boxes of dyes of different colors. Supplies of the raw materials are gotten locally from wholesale merchants. The damask receive their coloring before being sold, cash or credit accepted. Her potential clients would be retailers of dyed damask, clothiers, and women in her area.

She has the intention of realizing an average monthly profit of 200,000 francs CFA that will be used to cover personal expenses, to go towards family expenses by helping her husband, to repay the loan interest, and to bolster her dye business.

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Madame Maimounata D. est une femme mariée de 29 ans et mère de 2 enfants (1 garçon et 1 fille) qui vit avec son époux et leurs enfants à Hamdallaye, un des quartiers populaires de la ville de Sikasso (troisième région administrative de la république du Mali).
Après avoir mené plusieurs activités commerciales sans succès, elle s’initia à la teinture à Sikasso auprès d’une teinturière de la place il y a maintenant 2 ans. Elle jouit d’une forte réputation dans cette activité et reçoit beaucoup de commandes surtout lors des cérémonies (Mariage, baptème, fêtes, etc.)
Ses ressources propres ne pouvant pas lui permettre de satisfaire le besoin de sa clientèle, elle sollicita depuis maintenant 7 ans la collaboration de Soro Yiriwaso avec qui elle est à son 6ème prêt individuel après 4 prêts solidaires, tous correctement remboursés.
Elle compte acheter, 7 pièces de bazins blancs, 5 sachets de soude caustique et 8 boites de teintures de couleurs différentes. Elle s’approvisionne sur place auprès des commercants grossistes en matières premières (bazins blancs, soude caustique et teinture). Les bazins reçoivent des colories avant d’être revendus au comptant et à crédit. Elle a pour clients potentiels, les revendeuses des bazins teintés, les couturiers et les femmes de son quartier..
Elle compte réaliser un bénéfice mensuel moyen de 200 000 FCFA qui sera utilisé pour subvenir aux dépenses presonnelles, contribuer aux dépenses familiales en aidant son époux, rembourser les intèrêts du prêt et renforcer son activité de teinture.

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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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