A loan of $700 helped to purchase millet.

Aminata's story

Mrs. Aminata is 50 years old, married and the mother of seven children. She lives with her husband in a nuclear family in the town of Markala in Mali's fourth administrative region, Ségou.

Not having attended school, Mrs. Aminata was married very young, and began a small business selling cereals, which she learned from her mother during her childhood. She has been running this small business for more than 30 years and benefits from an excellent reputation.

With the goal of increasing her business in order to meet rising customer demand, she joined Soro Yiriwaso, with whom she has been involved for more than four years. Having properly repaid nine group loans, Mrs. Aminata is on her first individual loan, which she plans to use to purchase 30 sacks of millet. She gets her supplies from cereal producers.

Mrs. Aminata sells [her wares] for cash and credit to a group of customers made up of men and women. She hopes to see an average monthly profit of 50,000 CFA francs, which would be used to provide for minor household supplies. Her goal is to become a wholesaler of cereals.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo

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