A loan of $800 helped to bolster his working capital.

Babacar's story

Babacar D. is a former member of the branch office of Baye Laye.  He just repaid his fourth loan.  He is well-known for dedication and dynamism in his work.  He is married and has four children, aged 8 months to 8 years.  He also has four people to support.  Before becoming a merchant, he was a furniture-maker working in ebony for fifteen years.  It's a trade he chose out of love.  Next he tried running a telecentre.  For two years, he has been specializing in selling food items.

Commerce being work that brings in a lot for him, he's requesting a loan of 350,000 francs for bolstering his capital and for increasing his stock of merchandise in order to cope with the growing demand as the holidays approach.  His goals are to diversify his goods, to boost his savings, and to meet his personal requirements further. 

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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