A loan of $300 helped to buy petrol.

Amara's story

Born around 1978 in Zanso, Amara is a married man and the father of 2 children. He lives with his family in the town of Loulouni, a sub-prefecture of the town of Sikasso, 3rd administrative region of Mali.

Amara has been buying and selling petrol for over 6 years. He enjoys a strong reputation in this area of business and receives many orders, but his resources are not sufficient to enable him to fulfil them all. Therefore, he has decided to work with Soro Yiriwaso and is on his first loan. He plans to use the loan to buy 2 drums of petrol for resale to a mixed retail clientele, for cash.

Amara expects to make a monthly profit of around 100 000 francs which will be used to make the interest payments on his loan, the rest being reinvested in his business. He plans to become a wholesaler and to open a petrol station so that he is better able to serve his customers.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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