A loan of $500 helped to buy fuel.


Sidi's story

Born around 1979 in Lofigue in Kadiolo Cercle, Sidi is a married man and father to four children. He lives with his family in Louloni, one of the sub-prefectures of the third administrative region of Mali.

Sidi has been managing this business buying and selling gas for about six years. He enjoys a good reputation in this business and gets many orders, but his resources don't allow him to satisfy them. This is why he decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso. He is on his second loan. The previous loan was correctly repaid.

With his loan he plans to buy four barrels of gas, to resell them retail and for cash to a mixed clientèle.

He envisions making an average monthly profit of about 100,000 FCFA which will be used to contribute to the family expenses, pay the interest on his loan and invest the rest in his business.

He plans to become a wholesaler by opening a service station in Loulouni to better serve his clientèle.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason



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