A loan of $1,000 helped to buy food products (condiments, grains and tubers).

Ramata's story

Born around 1982 in Bamako, Ramata lives with her four children and her husband in a nuclear family, in the rural commune of Ouelessebougou. Since she did not have the opportunity to go far in her studies, she quickly got involved in income-generating activities and decided to start buying and selling food products.

Having duly repaid three previous loans, Ramata is taking her fourth individual loan, which will be used to build up stocks of condiments and food products.

Ramata buys her supplies from Bamako once a week. With this loan, she is planning to buy 60 kilograms of condiments, two tonnes of various grains and some bags of tubers.

She sells for cash and sometimes on credit to a diverse and mixed retail customer base.

She is hoping to make an average monthly profit of 100,000 CFA francs, which will be used to repay her loan according to her repayment schedule, to help her husband provide for the family, and to invest in her business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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