Total loan: $675

Abdou Karim

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THIES, Thies, Senegal / Manufacturing

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Abdou Karim's story

Mr. Abdou Karim M. has a small carpentry workshop in the Medina Fall neighborhood of Thies, a city about 70km from Dakar. Mr. M. has been a member of UIMCEC since 2000 and this will be his fourth loan. Mr. M. and his six apprentices do almost all of their work by hand, carving intricate designs and sandpapering the wood for a smooth finish. After not doing very well in school, Mr. M. said he chose this profession thanks to an uncle who was also a carpenter. A bedroom set (bed, armoir and nightable) can take up to six weeks to finish. With the credit, Mr. M. will replenish his stock of wood for his work. He will also help his brother relaunch his small business. Mr. M. is married and the father of two young children.