A loan of $500 helped to purchase fresh milk.

Assata's story

Ms. Assata was born around 1977 in Sikasso. She is married and the mother of five children. She lives with her husband in a large traditional extended family in Sanoubougou II, the downtown of Sikasso City. Ms. Assata is a teacher by training. Instead of practicing this profession, she became familiar with the buying and selling of fresh milk, curdled milk, and yoghurt ten years ago. She operates in a kiosk located in her district in Sikasso and by going door to door.

Concerned about further satisfying her burgeoning customer base, she decided to join the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso about a year ago. She in on her first loan. She is requesting this individual loan with the goal of increasing her business capital, so as to purchase 100 liters of fresh milk for processing into curds and yoghurt. This is to do better in satisfying her burgeoning customer base.

With this loan, she envisions making a monthly profit of 10,000 francs CFA that will be used to help cover family expenses and pay the loan interest. And the rest will invested in her business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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