A loan of $300 helped to purchase a variety of household goods to sell.

Kanouya's story

Ms. KANOUYA was born in 1961 in Somasso C/Koutiala. She lives with her husband in Niena (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). She has been running businesses buying and selling a variety of goods for ten years. Her experience in this domain has earned her a good reputation, and she receives orders from diverse customers.

Thus, to obtain the necessary resources to satisfy her customers, she has been collaborating with the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso for four years. The previous loans were properly repaid.This loan will enable her to buy and resell a variety of merchandise, such as cloth, pots and pans, insulated containers, and basins. She gets her supplies in Bamako. Sales are made in the village of Niena. Her customer base is composed of women for the most part.

With this loan, she envisions making an average monthly profit of 75,000 francs CFA. This profits will allow her to pay the loan interest and to invest in her business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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