A loan of $625 helped to buy various articles.


Odiouma's story

Mr. Odiouma is 25 years old and lives with his four children and his wife in a nuclear family in N'tentou, one of the neighborhoods of Ouelessebougou in the Koulikoro region.
Odiouma did not have the good luck to go to school. Very early in his life he became interested in money making activities especially buying and selling of store goods and various other articles. He learned this business from his maternal uncle who used to be a great storekeeper of various products.
Aiming to satisfy his rapidly growing clientele, he decided to collaborate with Soro Yiriwaso. This is his fourth individual loan which will enable him to buy 2 tons of rice, 5 bags of sugar and 2 boxes of tea from the wholesalers in Bamako, which he will sell retail in Ouelessebougou for cash and for credit to a mixed clientele.
Odiouma hopes to make an average monthly profit of 100.000. FCFA which he will use to repay his loan and reinvest in his business.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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