A loan of $875 helped to purchase fresh fish to sell.

Moussa's story

Born around 1983 in Sikasso, Mr. Moussa is unmarried and resides in a large traditional family in Mancourani II, one of the working-class districts in Sikasso City. Moussa became familiar with this work of buying and selling fresh fish from Dakar about three years ago. His business operates in a shop on Route RN7 and has a customer base composed of people from all walks of life. He is much in demand by his customers for the quality of his fresh fish.

Concerned about further satisfying his burgeoning customer base, he decided to join the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso a few months ago. With the goal of enhancing this business, he is therefore requesting this second loan, which will enable him to purchase 50 boxes of fresh fish, especially in this period of Ramadan, and then to sell the fish retail and in bulk to Sikasso merchants.

With this loan, he envisions making a monthly profit of 150,000 francs CFA that will be used to help cover family expenses and to pay the loan interest. The rest is for reinvesting in his business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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