A loan of $600 helped to purchase a sewing machine for his operation.

Ibrahima's story

It's with the goal of making his studio more attractive that Ibrahima, a young, 38-year-old designer, has called upon a financial institution such as UIMCEC to borrow the sum of 300,000 CFA francs. Ibrahima is familiar with the institution, as he is on his sixth loan. He owns several sewing machines, but for this loan he would like to purchase an angle stitcher, so that he won't have to turn away certain customers who request this service.

As for expenses, he takes care of the daily expenses and the rent for his studio. With the loans he takes, he can vary his wares and services and expand the number of his employees.

As a future project, Ibrahima plans to expand his commercial space.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo

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