A loan of $1,050 helped to buy clothing.


Rokia's story

Mrs. Rokia K. is 31 years old, married, and the mother of four children. She lives in a traditional family that includes her mother and her brothers in the district of Médine, in the city of Ségou (fourth administrative region of the Republic of Mali).

Due to social reasons, she only attended Koranic school. She became involved in small trade with her mother who was selling clothes and shoes at the Médine market. After several years working alongside her mother, she branched out on her own and has now been selling clothing and footwear for 15 years. She has a large customer base, and her main asset lies in the high quality of the clothes that she sells.

In order to meet customer demand, she is seeking a new loan from the Soro Yiriwaso MFI. During her 66-month collaboration with the organization, she benefited from five group loans and three individual loans, all fully repaid.

She is now on her fourth individual loan, which she will use to buy one bolt of rich damask fabric and five bolts of regular damask fabric. She buys her stocks locally.

Mrs. Rokia K. sells for cash and credit to a customer base of both men and women. With this loan, she expects to make a monthly profit of 100,000 FCFA, which she will use to repay the loan and take care of family expenses.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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