A loan of $800 helped to purchase grain for resale.

Moussa's story

Born around 1958 in Bougoula, Moussa continues to live there with his wife and eight children in a large traditional family. Never having had the opportunity to attend school for social reasons, Moussa was interested early on in income-generating activities. Namely, the purchase and resale of grains, including millet, rice, corn, fonio (a staple crop in West Africa), and peanuts, among others. Moussa is very valued and sought-after merchant in Bougoula and the surrounding areas.

After working for twelve years as a grain merchant, Moussa went in search of additional financial resources. He eventually decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso, with whom he is on his second loan. His previous loan has been fully repaid.

Moussa intends to use his loan to purchase five tons of corn and one ton of fonio from farmers in the surrounding villages. He makes his sales in cash, and occasionally on credit. He conducts his business in the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire and at the agricultural fair in Fakola. He sells his goods to a diverse and varied clientele. Moussa hopes to earn a monthly income of 80,000 francs CFA. He will use this income to support his family, repay his loan, and reinvest in his business.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe

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