A loan of $1,000 helped to buy spare parts.

Yaya's story

Yaya is 26 years old and married. He has no children. He lives with his wife in the Massablacoura neighborhood of Bougouni.

He did not attend modern school, but rather began pursuing income-generating activities from a very young age. For years, he worked repairing motorcycles. Wanting to diversify his business, he decided that in addition to repairing motorcycles, he would buy and sell spare parts as well. With two years of experience, he has a thorough knowledge of the business of selling spare parts.

In order to satisfy his ever-growing customer base, he decided to become involved in Soro Yiriwaso's loan program. After having properly paid back his first loan, he is now asking for a second loan which he will use to buy 20 tires, 15 batteries, 3 sets of keys, 30 inner tubes, and 1 box of pistons. He will buy all of these supplies in Bamako. He sells his products to a wide array of customers.

With this loan, Yaya expects to earn monthly profits of 61,500 FCFA. With the profits, he plans to grow his business.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry

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