A loan of $875 helped to buy various items for resale.


Adama's story

Adama was born in 1973 in Loulouni. The father of 4 children, he is married and lives in a traditional family setting in Loulouni. He has bought and sold household utensils (made from plastic or aluminium) for over 6 years. His experience in this area has earned him a good reputation and a good volume of orders, particularly for items such as cups, plates, kettles, buckets and bathtubs.

Adama started working together with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution over 3 years ago, in order to have enough resources to satisfy his customer demand. This is his 5th loan cycle and all 4 previous loans have been properly repaid. This new loan will allow him to buy cups, kettles, plates and bathtubs. He gets his supplies in Sikasso. Once the items have been transported to Loulouni, they are put in his shop and then sold for cash or credit to a retail customer base made up of men and women.

With the help of this loan, Adama expects to make an average monthly profit of 100 000 francs. This profit will allow him to make the interest payments on his loan, and the rest will be reinvested in his business.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details