A loan of $825 helped to buy sheet metal, solder sticks, iron bars.

Ibrahim's story

Born around 1980 in Koutiala, Ibrahim is a married man and father of four children. He lives with his family in the town of Loulouni, one of the sub-prefectures of Kadiolo.

Ibrahim has been running this business of soldering and selling isoprene doors + windows + chairs, for about six years now. He has a strong reputation in the business and receives lots of orders, but he doesn't have enough resources to carry out all of the orders that are placed. That is why he decided to start working with Soro Yiriwaso. He is on his fourth loan, and all of his previous loans were properly repaid.

With his loan, he plans to buy sheet metal, solder sticks, and iron bars, for his services and the making of isoprene doors + windows + chairs to be sold.

He expects to make a monthly profit of 140 000 FCFA, which will be used to cover most of the expenses of the workshop, some family expenses, and pay off the interest on his loan. He plans to invest the rest of his profits into his business.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry

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