A loan of $500 helped to buy various staples for his store.

Amidou's story

Mr. AMIDOU was born around 1968 in Ougan, SIKASSO. A father of seven children, he lives in a traditional family in Noumousso, Kadiolo. He owns a shop where he has been selling various staples (cereals, sugar, oil, etc.) for nearly ten years. His experience has earned him a good reputation in his business. He receives orders for cereals such as rice.

To have the resources needed to meet customer demand, he joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso six years ago. All past loans were repaid without incident.

This loan will allow him to buy one ton of sugar, five 20-liter jugs of oil, and three packages of cookies. He buys his stock at the big market of Kadiolo on fair day. He conducts his sales at his shop for cash, on order, wholesale and at retail, to a clientele consisting of both men and women.

He hopes to earn an average monthly profit of 80,000 FCFA. This profit will allow him to pay the loan interest and to cover most of his expenses, any remainder to be reinvested in his activity. He plans to buy two tons of concrete to finish the land improvements needed to build housing.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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