A loan of $825 helped to buy various items.


Drissa's story

Drissa was born in 1981. He is married and has two children. He lives in a monogamous family in the Dougounina neighborhood of Bougouni. Not able to progress in his studies early on, Drissa turned to revenue-generating activities such as buying and selling various items: clothing, shoes, and ready-made clothing. With two years of experience in this line of work, he is in high demand in Bougouni. He is on his third loan. His two previous loans were correctly repaid. He plans to use the loan to buy 10 different pairs of shoes and 20 dozen shirts and pants of various types from wholesalers in Bamako. He sells his goods individually for cash, or for credit, at the big market in Bougouni to a clientele made up of both men and women. Drissa expects to earn a monthly profit of 65,000 FCFA, which he will use to cover some of his family's expenses and further improve his business.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry



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