A loan of $525 helped buying pharmaceutical products.

Modieré Dite Mamba's story

Ms. Modieré, who goes by the name of Mamba D., is a 35-year-old married women and the mother of four children. She lives with her husband and children in the Hérémakono-Centre district of Bougouni (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). Bestowed with a medical degree, Mamba spent a few years in a clinic but ultimately became specialized in buying and selling pharmaceutical products at a pharmacy located in the Dilanikoro district of Bougouni. With five years of experience, she has a command of her business. She is in high demand and much appreciated in and around Bougouni.

Concerned about satisfying her clearly-growing customer base, she decided to join the loan program of the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso and is now on her first individual loan. She intends to use this loan for buying a major quantity of products called D.C.I. (that is, generic products) in Bougouni. She makes her sales in her pharmacy to customers composed of the entire local population.

Mamba envisions making a monthly profit of 45,000 francs CFA that will enable her to improve her pharmacy and to cover the Soro Yiriwaso loan interest.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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