A loan of $575 helped to purchase materials for making shoes.

Alioune Sambou's story

Alioune Sambou is married and has built a career as a craftsman for 18 years. He is a cobbler. He is a member of U-IMCEC and is seeking a loan of 300,000 frs. He intends to increase his working capital with these funds, and intends to buy materials (cloth) which will allow him to make shoes to sell.
The income his business generates allows him to manage the daily expenses and to cover the rent. Given the success of his activity, he intends to find an employee who can work with him; this will allow him to increase his turnover and the level of his savings.
His future plan is to acquire a large cobblers shop in the heart of a large local market, which can hold 50 employees.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton

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