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Seyni

Senegal
Senegal / Sewing

A loan of $450 helped to buy a sewing machine.


Seyni's story

Facing the national road, the small room set up as a tailor's shop for this borrower is becoming more and more cramped. Having started with a single machine, he currently has three of them. He is married and has eight children, who all attend school. This borrower has been working in this trade for nearly 24 years. He is attended by two apprentices whom he taught how to sew. Concurrently with his trade, he works in agriculture and livestock farming during the winter. The revenues derived from these businesses enable him to take care of his family.

He has already had six loans with the IMCEC and has repaid them. He is requesting another loan of 200,000 francs for buying a cornière sewing machine, so as to diversify his products. His ambition is to open a large sewing store and to boost his supplies further.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: July 20, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: UIMCEC, a partner of ChildFund International

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: July 20, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: UIMCEC, a partner of ChildFund International