A loan of $850 helps to buy animals for resale to support familial needs.


Yacouba's story

Yacouba is a client from Mali. He is 36 years old. He did not have the chance to go to school. He is married and the father of seven children, one of whom goes to school. He has been raising animals for more than ten years. He is on his third loan cycle as an individual with RMCR for an amount of 450,000 FCFA. He buy his cows in the markets in his region, fattens them, then resells them in these same markets. The profits that he generates permits him to support some of his family's needs in health, education, and clothing. His wife raises sheep. The problems that he often faces are the loss of cows and bad sales. He made recourse to RMCR to avoid loans from neighbors and to progress well in his animal raising.

In the future, he wants to continue to work with the RMCR to generate more profits to meet familial expenses for the well-being of the family and to manage his animal raising well. What pleases him about animal raising is the profit that it generates and the organic manure for his fields.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Hannah Ridge.


This loan is special because:

It empowers farmers and entrepreneurs in underserved areas in Mali.

Manon Genouille, Kiva staff

Manon Genouille
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.