A loan of $700 helped purchase local soap (kabakourouni) and industrial soap.

Oumou's story

Mrs Oumou is a 38 year old married woman and mother of 6 children. They all live together in the Diamarabougou neighborhood in the commune of Markala. She did not attend school due to social reasons, but began working in business alongside her father, who sold cereals. She has been continuing to work in the retail sector for the last 20 years and has amassed an important experience. In order to satisfy the demands of her customers, she is a member of the microlending program of Soro Yiriwaso. After having successfully completed 9 cycles of group loans, she is asking for her first individual loan in order to purchase 20 bags of kabakourouni (locally made soap) and 30 boxes of industrial soap. She stocks up on these items at the big market in Ségou. She sells for cash and credit to a mixed customer base. She hopes that the loan will allow her to have a monthly profit of 73,500 FCFA (approximately 141 USD) which will enable her to take cares of the small household expenses.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chloé Tuot

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