A loan of $600 helped to purchase ingredients for catering.


Oumou's story

Born in 1979 in Sanankoroba, Oumou lives with her five children and spouse in a monogamous family in Sanankoroba.

Oumou did not have the opportunity to attend school, she became interested early on in earning money by doing business along with her older sister making "grillades": beef kebabs with bread. Oumou, after years of experience with this, opted to start a similar business dealing mostly with small meals, preparing and selling beef kebabs, sandwiches, "attiéké" [dish made from cassava], etc.

After having propely repaid her two previous loans, Oumou is on her third loan with Soro Yiriwaso, which she will use to purchase meat and condiments for her food preparation and for making attiéké. She buys locally and sells retail out of a market in Sanankoroba to a mixed clientele, both in cash and in credit.

Oumou would like to earn a monthly income of 60,000 FCFA, which will be used to help her husband take care of the needs of the family, pay back her loan, and reinvest in her business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Michael Mszanski



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