A loan of $625 helped to buy a variety of products.

Ousmane's story

Ousmane is a 43-year-old married man and a father of five children. He lives with his wife and their children in Bougouni, in the Heremakono Nord neighborhood. After Koranic school, he was unemployed for a long time. So, after some reflection, he decided to learn from his uncle the business of selling electronics.

He has been conducting this type of business [now] for more than five years. In order to increase his business, he decided to join Soro Yiriwaso's loan program, which he heard about from a customer. He has taken out three loans and they have all been correctly repaid.

With this new loan, he plans to buy 40 radios, 10 flashlights, and some packets of batteries. He procures his goods in Bamako and he sells his products in different markets in Bougouni. He serves a mixed group of customers.

With this loan, he hopes to earn an average monthly income of 45,000 francs CFA, which will be used to support his family's needs and to repay the loan.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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