A loan of $550 helped to buy bed linens.

Sétou's story

Mrs. Sétou is 64 years old, a widow, and the mother of eight. She lives with her children and grandchildren in the Sébougou district of Ségou (the fourth administrative region of Mali).A nurse by training and profession, after her retirement, she continues to teach in a nursing school, and also works as a vendor. She has been doing this for 12 years. She has a lot of experience and is well-known. Her strength is in being able to reach out to her target customers, mostly students and medical personnel.

With the goal of continuing to meet the growing customer demand, she is seeking this new loan. She has been with Soro Yiriwaso for 54 months; after three solidarity loans and three individual loans, all duly repaid, she is now on her 4th individual loan. She plans to use it to buy 70 sets of bed linens. She stock ups in Burkina Faso and sells for cash and on credit to a customer base composed mainly of women. With this loan, she plans to achieve a monthly income of 75,000 West African Francs, which will allow her to repay her loan, maintain her business and cover some of her expenses.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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