In 1985 he began to learn his trade. In 1990 he got his own tailor shop. Despite his performance in this trade, he never learned French, only the Koran. This is a choice he made freely and it is a great pleasure for him to sew beautiful boubous (traditional robes). But he is also very happy to earn a lot of money during the feast days at 'Tabaski', 'Korite' (Moslem holy days), and the New Year's holidays.
He is requesting a loan of 200,000 frs to use to buy a sixth sewing machine so that he can improve his equipment. In future, he foresees that he will need to enlarge his workshop since his business is beginning to grow.
About UIMCECThis loan is administered by UIMCEC, a Kiva Field Partner in Senegal since 2008. UIMCEC is a government-regulated microfinance institution whose mission is to improve the revenue and well-being of families through access to financial services, allowing principally women and young adult micro-entrepreneurs living in rural and semi-rural areas to develop their revenue-generating businesses and supporting them in becoming financially self-sufficient.
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