A loan of $825 helped to buy cereals..


Dramane's story

Born in 1974 in Bamako, Dramane lives with his 2 children and his 2 wives in a traditional family setting in the district of Heremakono, Bougouni town. As well as having a professional career as a teacher, Dramane is interested in revenue-generating activities, notably the buying and selling of cereals, which he buys from the farmers of Sansola and the surrounding area.

Having properly repaid his 4 previous loans, Dramane is on his 5th loan from Soro Yiriwaso, which will be used to buy 3 tons of corn and 1.5 tons of millet. He makes his sales at Bougouni market for cash or credit, to a retail clientèle made up of men and women. Dramane hopes to make a monthly profit of 120 000 francs, which will be used to meet the family's needs, to repay the loan and to reinvest in his business.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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