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A loan of $425 helped to buy food products and other merchandise to re-sell.


Salif's story

Salif is a salesman who has a good knowledge of his business owing to his 12 years of experience. He starts his work day at 6 in the morning and finishes at midnight. Salif was born in 1970. He is married and has children. He sells food products, onions, detergents, candies and other merchandise. Salif has requested a loan for 200,000 CFA with which to buy the food products that sell the quickest such as sugar, onions, stock cubes and tea. He takes care of his family's daily expenses. He plans to use the profits from his business to build a house in the future.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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