A loan of $1,000 helped to buy guinea-fowl, chickens, meat, and condiments.


Aminata's story

Mrs. Aminata Traoré is 40 years old, married, and has 5 children. She lives with her husband and her children in the North Hérémakono area in the town of Bougouni (in the third administrative region of the Republic of Mali).
For 20 years, Mrs. Aminata Traoré has run a food service business, which she learned with her sister. Her restaurant is situated opposite a crossing used very often by a large number of people.
In her search for complementary financial resources, she decided to join the loan program of Soro Yiriwasi, a microfinance institution. After three group loans with an association in her area, she is seeking her second individual loan. All of her previous loans were repaid properly.
With this second loan, Mrs. Aminata intends to buy guinea-fowl, chickens, meat, and various condiments for the preparation of food dishes.
She supplies herself in Bougouni and in the neighbouring villages. She has a diverse and varied clientele. The turnover of her business is very high, and she hopes to realize a monthly profit of 50,000 FCFA, which will be used to improve her restaurant and help her husband in meeting the family expenses.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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