A loan of $875 helped to buy 200 pieces of clothing, 100 pairs of shoes, and 50 pieces of jewelry for resale.


Amadou's story

This borrower is a young single man who quit his studies at the end of the primary school cycle after failing the exam twice. His uncle hired him as an apprentice to learn the trade of commerce in his shop. He eventually branched out on his own with a capital of 350,000F received from a tontine (a revolving savings fund). Nowadays, he has a booth at the central market where he sells clothes, shoes and jewelry. His income allows him to support himself and to help his family with the food, water and electricity bills. He is seeking a loan of 400,000F with UIMCEC to purchase 200 pieces of clothing, 100 pairs of shoes, and 50 pieces of jewelry. The sale of this merchandise will allow him to contribute even more to his family’s well-being. His goal is to expand his business.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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