A loan of $325 helped buying poultry.

Adama's story

Born on June 16, 1976 in Sikasso, Mr. Adama Berthé is married and resides with his wife and their three children in Banconi, one of the suburbs of the city of Sikasso (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). After having worked in several jobs unsuccessfully, he got introduced about eight years ago to commercial work, especially in the buying and selling of poultry. He has a spot at the poultry market of Wayerma I and is in high demand by his customers for the quality of his poultry.

To satisfy his burgeoning customer base, he decided to join the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso and is now on his first individual loan. With this first loan, he intends to buy: 20 chickens, 20 Guinea hens, 10 pairs of turkeys, 5 pairs of ducks, and 4 geese. He buys his poultry from the villages surrounding Sikasso city, and he sells at the retail level, accepting cash or credit from a diverse and varied customer base.

With this loan, he envisions realizing a monthly profit of 100,000 francs CFA that will essentially be used to cover the loan interest and to invest the rest into his business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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