A loan of $400 helped to buy wood for woodworking, to strengthen his workshop.

Moustapha's story

Moustapha lives the southern region of Senegal. He is married and the father of 3 children - two boys and an 11 month old girl. The two eldest go to school, and the young girl stays at home with his mother, who is a housewife. With his craft, he covers all the expenses of the family.
Moustapha started his activity in the capital of Senegal at 16 years of age. He has had his diploma since 1983, and returned to work in his local area. With this loan, he will purchase wood in the east of the region, in order to create furniture which will be displayed for sale. In the future, Moustapha wants to have machinery for planing and sawing, and to increase the numbers of employees in his workshop.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton

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