A loan of $225 helped to buy 10 rolls of poplin, 5 packets of thread, 6 packets of zippers, 15 packets of trim, 2 rolls of elastic, and a packet of sheer fabric.


Babacar's story

This borrower is good and honest young man who has come a long way. He started off with a grocery business that he acquired on credit from suppliers and repaid after selling it. Not having gained enough, he is dedicating himself as an apprentice tailor to learn the trade. Ten years later, he set up his own business by borrowing 35,000 francs for a sewing machine and a table. He repaid the loan in only two months saving money little by little. He finally acquired five machines. Today, his business enables him to take care of his two parents, his brothers, and his four children.

To prepare for the coming religious holidays, he is requesting a loan of 100,000 francs from the micro-finance institution U-IMCEC to buy 10 rolls of poplin, 5 packets of thread, 6 packets of zippers, 15 packets of trim, 2 rolls of elastic, and a packet of fabric.

He has purchased a plot of land in his town and has the ambition of building a house on it.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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