A loan of $450 helped buying a 6th sewing machine for his workshop.

Demba's story

Monsieur Demba G. is a tailor, age 36, who lives on the outskirts of Guediawaye, more precisely in the Baye Laye 447 neighborhood. He has been a member of U-IMCEC since September 2007 and has already received three loans. He is married and the father of two children, 4 and 6 years old.

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.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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