A loan of $600 helped to buy various foodstuffs (milk, sugar, etc.) and cosmetics and so on.

Abou Hamidou's story

Abou Hamidou, 38, is a young merchant who sells various items. In his little store, he has a bit of everything: foodstuffs, cosmetics, and whatever can be sold at a profit.

He is married and has seven children who are still young. The oldest is 11 and the youngest 6 months old. This means that he has a lot of expenses to cope with as none of his children is grown-up.

He has a dream which is his only preoccupation right now: to build a house and settle his family in it.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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