A loan of $975 helped to increase working capital.

Aboukhasim's story

Mr. Aboukhasim Diène lives in Ndeugagne, one of the neighborhoods of the village of Yoff. He is 46 years old, married, and the father of 3 children. Mr. Diène has been in business for many years because it is profitable. He has managed a hardware store since 1994 and sells cement, iron, concrete and bricks. He also has over 30 years experience in carpentry and masonry.

He has been a member of the Yoff bank since August 2004 and has already benefited from 3 previous loans. He is seeking a loan of 500,000 francs in order to buy cement, sand and concrete to sell. By building his inventory he hopes to increase his income so that he can buy some land and improve conditions for his family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Eileen Jessop

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