A loan of $1,050 helped to purchase various supplies for his restaurant.

Vincent Paul's story

Born in December 1964 in OUELESSEBOUGOU, VINCENT PAUL lives with his three children and wife in a nuclear family, in Commune Rurale de Ouelessebougou. Not having had the chance to advance in school, he soon became interested in revenue-generating businesses. After having correctly paid back three loans, he is now on his fourth one, which will be for building up an inventory of beverages and grocery items for his restaurant. He gets his supplies in Bamako and intends to use this loan to purchase 250 kg of condiments, a tonne of grain, some tubers, and a significant quantity of beverages.

He hopes to make an average monthly profit of 150,000 francs CFA that will be used to pay back the loan, and the rest will be reinvested in his business. He is still counting on financial support from Soro Yiriwaso to open a new restaurant somewhere else, where there is a need.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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