A loan of $725 helped to purchase enough vegetables to meet his clientele's demand.

Abdu's story

Abdu is a 40-year-old man who lives in Sana'a, Yemen. He is the father of nine children. His elder son is still in primary school and the youngest is three years old. Abdu studied only in primary school and dropped out looking for income sources to help him stay alive.

Abdu started his business long ago on a movable wheelbarrow usually containing a tomato basket and one other basket of potatoes. In order to feed his family, which kept waiting for his arrival, he would move from one neighborhood to another in Sana'a so that he could generate some money after paying back the original price of the baskets. Abdu kept on this way for a long time and then developed his business to be based in a fixed place under an umbrella, where he now sells his vegetables instead of moving on a wheelbarrow.

Abdu took a loan of 150,000 YER from Al-Amal Microfinance Bank in order to purchase enough vegetables to meet the demand of his clientele, which has expanded. This loan will allow him to purchase all types of vegetables and to build a good relationship with his clientele by serving their needs.

In the future, Abdu hopes to expand his business and improve his capital, as this will help in generating more income. Abdu is also saving to buy a small truck, which he will use to bring his vegetables from the vegetable market.

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