A loan of $1,025 helped to purchase basins to sell.


Moussa's story

Mr. Moussa is a 37-year-old married man and the father of five children. He lives with his wife and children at his deceased father's house in Bougouni, in the Niébala district. After Koranic school, he remained unemployed for a long time. So, after thorough reflection, he decided to learn from his uncle how to buy and sell basins of all kinds. With a small amount of working capital from his father before he died, Mr. Moussa decided to operate revenue-generating businesses, such as those involving aluminum basins and insulated containers. With over ten years of experience, he has a mastery of his work.

With respect to bolstering his business, he decided to join the Soro Yiriwaso loan program and is now on his first loan, which will be use to purchase 30 dozen containers. He gets his supplies in Bamako, and sales are made in his store located at the big market in Bougouni. His customer base is composed of women in particular.

With this loan, he plans on making a monthly profit of 80,000 francs CFA that will used to pay back the loan and to cover family expenses.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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