A loan of $1,000 helped to buy clothing for resale.


Adiaratou's story

Mrs. Adiaratou, born in October 1977 in Sikasso, is the married mother of four children. She lives with her husband and their children in a nuclear family in Lafiabougou Extension, a suburb of the city of Sikasso (third administrative region of the Republic of Mali). Having attempted several activities without success, she turned to small trade over five years ago, and she is now buying and selling clothing (wax pagnes, fabrics, etc.). She buys her stock in Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina Faso) for resale door-to-door in her own district where her merchandise is in high demand due to its quality. Her customer base consists mainly of housekeepers and condiments sellers. To better meet the needs of a growing customer base, she joined the microfinance institution Soro Yiriwaso, where she is seeking a first loan to buy two bales of wax pagnes and two bales of fabrics. She expects to earn an average monthly profit of 150,000 FCFA, which she will use to help with household expenses, to pay the loan interests, and to invest in her activity.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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