A loan of $375 helped to buy grain.

Awa's story

Born around 1972, Awa lives with her six children and husband in a traditional extended family in the Rural Commune of Ouelessebougou. She soon became interested in revenue-generating businesses with her aunt, who used to trade in a variety of goods. After years of experience with her, Awa opted to trade in grains: peanuts, black-eyed peas, millet, fonio, corn, dah, etc.

Awa is on her first loan with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso. It will be used to buy 100 sacks of millet from peasant farmers in Sido, Kéléya, and Dalabala, and rarely from local wholesalers. At her home and at the market, she makes her sales retail and in cash to a customer base composed essentially of consumers.

Awa hopes to make a monthly profit of 90,000 francs CFA that will be used to help out her husband in supporting the family, to pay back the loan, and to reinvest in the business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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