A loan of $625 helped to buy cereals.

Adiaratou's story

Born in 1986, Adiaratou lives with her 3 children and her husband in a traditional family setting in the district of Torakabougou, Bougouni town. As well as having a professional career (teacher), Adiaratou is interested in revenue-generating activities, notably the buying and selling of vegetables which she has gotten from Sikasso and Bamako for the last 4 years, and cereals which she buys from the peasant farmers of Bougouni and the surrounding area.

Having properly repaid her 8 previous loans, Adiaratou is on her 9th loan from Soro Yiriwaso, which will be used to buy 3 tons of corn. She makes her sales at the Bougouni market for cash or credit, to a retail clientèle made up of men and women. Adiaratou hopes to make a monthly profit of 85 000 francs, which will be used to help her husband meet the family's needs, to repay the loan and to reinvest in her business.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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