A loan of $500 helped buying boards, plywood, rails, nails, varnish, glue.

Outh's story

This is a 22-year-old young man who is unmarried and without any children. After studying furniture-making in 2001, he got started in making and stuffing armchairs. He also makes chairs, shelving, and a kind of small plywood cases that merchants use as strong-boxes for keeping their coins. Selling these different items brings in 25,000 to 75,000 francs a week for him.

The current loan will enable him to buy: 10 meters of cloth for the armchairs, 3 sheets of plywood, 3 rails of white wood, 2 rails of red wood, 10 kg of nails, 2 containers of glue, 1 container of shellac, and some foam.

His goal is to open a large furniture workshop, where he is going to re-integrate street children into society and to support his younger sister in learning dressmaking. He is supported by brothers around him who are also his frame makers.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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