A loan of $600 helped to buy honey.

Dielika's story

DIELIKA was born around 1971 in Kosansso Cercle in Sikasso and is the mother of five children living in a nuclear family with her husband in Kadiolo (third administrative region in the Republic of Mali). DIELIKA has been selling diverse products: traditional soaps, shea butter, honey, locust nuts, grains, etc., for more than six years. Her experience has earned her a good reputation, and she thus gets a lot of orders. Thus, in order to have the necessary resources to satisfy them, she decided to collaborate with microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso. She is on her fifth loan. The previous loans were properly repaid. This new loan will allow her to buy two barrels of honey. She stocks up in Kadiolo’s neighboring villages. She stocks them in her store and resells them for cash to a clientele comprised of men and women coming from SIKASSO and other localities. With this loan, she foresees earning an average monthly profit of 65,000 FCFA. This profit will allow her to pay the interest on her loan and invest in her business. She plans to become a wholesaler with a good reputation in order to satisfy her clientele, which keeps expanding.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W.

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