A loan of $1,025 helped to buy cereals.

Fassery Coulibaly's story

A native of Bougouni, Mister Fassery is a 41 year old married man and father to 3 children. He lives with his wives and his children at the home of his father-in-law in Bougouni in the Niebala neighborhood.

Mister Fassery soon left school to become a driver's apprentice. Ten years later he got his driver's license. He drives shopkeepers to the different weekly markets. In this way he also became interested in income generating businesses notably buying and selling cereals. He learned this business from the shopkeepers.

With more than 5 years experience, he is skilled in his business.

After much reflection, he decided to join Soro Yiriwaso to buy 20 bags of corn and 10 bags of millet.

He gets his supplies in Bougouni and in the surrounding villages but also in Wassoulou to then resell at the Bougouni market and in Yanfolila. His clients are mostly shopkeepers. He is on his third loan with Soro Yiriwaso. Both preceding loans were correctly repaid.

With this loan he envisions making a monthly profit of 70,000 FCFA. It's with these profits that he envisions meeting his expenses, paying the interest of the loan and expanding his business.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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