A loan of $500 helped to buy some goats.


Assetou's story

Assetou is 47 years old, married, and the mother of eight children. She lives with her husband and children in a traditional family, in the Heremakono Nord neighborhood of Bougouni.

Not having had the opportunity to attend school, Assetou soon got involved in income-generating activities, specifically in the trade of small ruminants, an activity she learned from an uncle who was a cattle seller. After working for one of her sisters' small businesses, she decided to start her own business buying and selling small ruminants (goats and sheep) as learned from her uncle. Assetou now has more than six years of experience in this field. She is a very popular seller and enjoys a high demand from her customers.

After having duly repaid her first loan, she is now requesting a second loan, which will be used to buy 15 goats. She buys her livestock in and around Bougouni and resells it at the cattle market in Bougouni. She sells to cattle breeders, butchers and sellers from the major cities.

She is expecting monthly profits from this loan to reach 35,000 CFA francs, which will be used to support her family and repay her loan.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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