A loan of $525 helped to buy children's clothing.

Nia's story

Nia was born in 1973 in Bougouni. She is the mother of 5 children and lives in a traditional family in the Torakabougou neighborhood in the city of Bougouni (third Administrative Region of the Republic of Mali).

She has been in the business of selling clothing for more than 5 years. Her experience in the domain has earned her a good reputation and has been helping her get clothing orders. So in order to have the necessary resources to satisfy her customers, she has been working with the Soro Yiriwaso microfinance institution.

This is her 3rd loan, after having repaid her previous loans on time. The loan will enable her to buy a large quantity of children's clothing. She gets her merchandise in Bamako and sells it for cash, retail, and on credit to male and female customers in the Torakabougou neighborhood and in the different neighborhoods of Bougouni.

With the loan, she hopes to earn an average monthly income of 52,000 CFA Francs. This income would allow her to pay the interest on her loan and to invest the rest in her business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Meredith Rogers

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