A loan of $850 helped to buy herbicides for resale.

Issa's story

Issa was born in February 1960 in Sikasso. He is married, has two children and lives in a traditional family with his wife. They live in Niena Commune, in the Sikasso district (third administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

Issa has been buying and selling herbicides for more than six years. He buys his stock in Sikasso. This will be his first individual commercial loan with the field partner, Soro Yiriwaso. He hopes to be better able to satisfy the demands of his customers by buying 10 boxes of 12 bottles of various quality of herbicide. Issa retails his product in Niena to both men and women, for cash or on credit.

Issa expects to earn a monthly average profit of 77,000 francs CFA. This will enable him to repay his loan and interest, and invest in his business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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