A loan of $325 helped buying various goods.

Abdoulaye's story

Mr. Abdoulaye Mété is a 42-year-old married man who is monogamous.  He has two children and resides in East District, one of the districts of the city of Kolondièba, in the 3rd region (Sikasso), the Republic of Mali.  He dropped out of school in the second cycle of primary school (educational system of Mali).  To earn a living, he was a security guard at Save the Children for thirteen years.  After he was laid off there for economic reasons, he got started in commerce by opening a shop selling various goods at the Kolondièba market.

To increase his capital, Mr. Mété joined the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso loan program and is now on his first loan.  With this loan, he plans to buy 500 kg of sugar, a box of cigarette, two boxes of tea, some sacks of grain, etc.  He plans on his business prospering by varying his goods and making more sales in the days ahead. He expects to make a profit of 45,000 francs CFA per month.  The profits will be invested in his enterprise. 

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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