A loan helped to buy iron to make carts and to set aside money to take care of his family.


Souleymane's story

Souleymane is the father of 2 older children who attend school. He has been a welder (blacksmith) for over 22 years in a neighborhood near the capital. He has paid off all his Kiva loans without difficulty and he is requesting a new loan to buy iron to make carts and to set up his workshop so he can satisfy his clients. He intends to use his profits to reinvest in his welding shop and to set aside money to take proper care of his family.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Evan Swanson.


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