A loan of $1,150 helped to purchase a variety of items.

Zoumana's story

Mr. Zoumana C. is a thirty year old married man with seven children, he lives in a traditional home in Dangassa (located 70 kilometers from Bamako), in the second administrative region in the Republic of Mali.

Zoumana excels in selling various items, such as cereals, gathered fruits, artisinal crafts, fabrics etc. So that his business will prosper, he joined Soro Yiriwaso's loan program, with which he is on his second individual loan, the first of which was fully repaid without difficulty.

He supplies himself with various items once a month from Bamako and supplies himself with cereals twice a month from the market in Dangassa, where his store is located. With this loan he will buy 800 kilograms of peanuts, 300 kilograms of beans and a variety of items.

With this loan he hopes to earn an average quarterly income of 275,000 FCFA, which he will use to repay his loan, to provide for the needs of his family and he will reinvest the rest in his business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Margot Bonner

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