A loan of $400 helped purchasing plastic goods.

Yaya's story

Mr Yaya C. is married with no children. He was born in Nantanso in 1986 in the Sikasso region, the third largest administrative region of Mali. He lives in Loulouni in an extended traditional family.
In addition to his agricultural activities (he cultivates around 5 hectars of land during the rainy season) he has been involved in business activities for five years. He specializes in the sale of cups and plastic cooking utensils. He runs his business fairly successfully given his experience.
He is on his second collaboration with Soro Yiriwaso, his previous loan was successfully repaid and aims to maintain this relationship in order to better meet his customers' demands.
He aims to use this loan to purchase six dozen buckets, 5 dozen bathtubs and ten dozen plates and plastic ladles, plus two dozen kettles.
He sells through retail and cash sales to a customer base made up of men and women.
He aims to generate an average monthly profit of 50.000 FCFA, some of which will be used to increase business funds and the rest put aside to save in order to build a house to live in, situated in the town of Loulouni.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Treharne

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