A loan of $525 helped to buy rice.

Rokia's story

53 years of age, Rokia is a widow living in a traditional family with three children, in Koutiala.
Rokia is a governmental employee and in addition she also engages in commerce, specifically in selling cereals. Thanks to her 15 years of experience in this work, her business is well known and in demand in Koutiala and nearby.

In the search of additional sources of financing, Rokia decided to join the loan program of Soro Yiriwaso, and is on her first loan.
This loan will be used to buy one ton [about 2205 lbs] of rice from farmers at the warehouses in Macina. She sells retail, wholesale, for cash and on credit, out of her home and at the market, to a customer base composed of consumers and vendors. She plans to achieve a monthly income of 100,000 West African francs, which will be used to repay the loan and provide for family needs: healthcare, education, food etc.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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