A loan of $1,000 helped to buy food items to sell.

Adam's story

Born in 1971 in Bougouni, Adam lives in a traditional family in the town of Ouelessebougou.

Not having had the chance to advance her education, Adam quickly became interested in income-generating activities such as buying and selling vegetables and condiments.

Adam is on her third loan with Soro Yiriwaso, which will be used to increase her stock of food items, such as parcels of fresh tomatoes, onions, peppers, cabbages, eggplants, cucumbers, dried smoked fish, cans of oils, bags of kitchen salt, and cartons of Maggi bouillon cubes from wholesalers. She makes her sales in cash, on credit, and for retail from her home, in the Ouelessebougou market, and in the surrounding neighborhoods of Sido, Sélingué, and Keleya to a male and female clientèle.

Adam hopes to make a monthly profit of 100,000 FCFA, which will be used to support her family's needs, repay the loan, and reinvest in her business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Brianne S

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