A loan of $900 helped investment.

Thierno Hamidou's story

Mr. Thierno K. is a 45-year old married man. He lives in the Guediawaye department, in the town of Daroukhane. He is the father of four children between the ages of one and twelve. He is a professional photographer, and he also does reporting on special events. Mr. K.'s activities are diverse, as he is also busy raising sheep. Every year he holds a sheep sale for the approaching Tabaski festival (Eid al-Adha). Mr. K. chose to be a photographer/photojournalist because his passion for the work. Before he worked for free, but he soon realized that he had acquired a great deal of experience, and that he could make his living with this work. He's very attached to his customers and is always very happy that his work coincides with the important happy moments in their lives. The loan would be used to make calendars for the new year to please his customers and better develop their loyalty. The rest of the money would serve to build up his operating budget. His wish is to find a reliable and ambitious associate and open a large studio and lab. Thus he is seeking a loan of 400,000 francs in the hope of maximizing his profits and better meeting his increasing daily expenses.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Robin Clochard

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