A loan of $1,000 helped to buy dozens of cups, kettles, plates and bathtubs for resale.


Adama's story

Adama was born around 1973 in Loulouni. He is married and the father of 4 children. He lives in a traditional family setting in Loulouni (3rd administrative region of the Republic of Mali). He has been buying and selling plastic and aluminium household items for over 6 years. His experience in his line of work has earned him a good reputation and enabled him to receive a lot of orders, particularly for items like cups, plates, kettles, buckets and bathtubs. He started working with Soro Yiriwaso over 3 years ago in order to get the resources necessary for him to be able to satisfy his customers, and is now on his 5th loan. All the previous loans have been correctly repaid.

This loan will allow him to buy dozens of cups, kettles, plates and bathtubs. He gets his supplies from Sikasso town. Having been transported back to Loulouni, the items are stored in his shop. He sells them for cash or credit to a customer base composed of men and women from Loulouni and the surrounding area. Thanks to this loan, he expects to make an average monthly profit of 105 000 francs. These profits will enable him in part to pay off his loan interest, whilst the rest is reinvested in his business.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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