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Total loan: $925

Bassirou

Ouagadougou, Centre Region, Burkina Faso / Retail

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A loan helped to buy 50 20-liter oil canisters, 40 bags of rice and various items to build savings and improve his children's education.


Bassirou's story

Bassirou is 55 years old and has five children who all go to school. He is a trader and manages a retail store in the suburbs of the capital, which he opened nine years ago.

This is his sixth loan cycle with the micro-finance institution Yikri. Having repaid his second Kiva loan without difficulties, he is requesting a new loan to buy 50 20-liter oil canisters, 40 bags of rice and various items to better meet his clients' demand.

He wants to use the profits to reinvest in his business and to build savings for his children's education, He thanks Yikri and its partners for the support they bring to non bankable entrepreneurs. Thanks to their loans, he is able to create better conditions for his children's education.