A loan of $1,050 helped investment.

Abdou's story

Mr. Abdou D. is a 48 year old cabinet maker. He lives on the plateau of Diakhaye, a neighboring town to the village of Baye Laye Guediawaye. In May 2009 he joined the U-IMCEC savings bank in Baye Laye. Mr. D. has been carrying out his cabinet-making business since 1969. He puts his creations on display and works to order. It is a profession he has chosen out of love and one out of so many that he could have chosen. From a profitability point of view, his business is particularly interesting during the run up to festivals, because there are a lot of orders during this period. However, during the winter period wood is rare. Consequently he is applying for a loan of 500,000 francs which will be used to buy wood in order to make beds and other furniture that he will sell. The loan will allow him to increase both his work capacity and his profits. As such, he will be able to provide better for his needs and those of his family. He is married and has eight children, the ages of whom range from three to 30 years.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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