A loan of $450 helped to buy grains.


Djelika's story

Ms. Djelika Koné is a 29-year-old married woman who has four children. She resides with her husband and children in the Massablacoura district of Bougouni. Not having attended school, she soon started working in revenue-generating businesses. She operated several business although unsuccessfully. In the end, she learned the business of buying and selling grains with the help of her husband. For two years now, she has been operating on her own at the Bougouni market. Concerned about satisfying her customers and expanding her enterprise, Djelika decided to join the loan program of the micro-finance institution Soro Yiriwaso in order to a few tonnes of grain (beans, corn, pearl millet, peanuts). She gets her supplies in Bougouni and in the surrounding villages. She is on her first loan with Soro Yiriwaso. Sales are made at the Bougouni market. With this loan, Djelika plans on making a monthly profit of 50,000 francs CFA that will be used for repaying the loan and to help her husband to cover family expenses. The rest of the profits will be reinvested in her business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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