A loan of $950 helped to make up the money he needs to buy a second-hand car on which he has already agreed a price, which he will refurbish before reselling.


Cheikh's story

Cheikh lives several kilometers from the main city, and is a married father with a family. He wants to improve his family's food conditions, and also supports his own father with the daily household expenses. Cheikh has worked in transportation for more than six years, and has a car park where he keeps the second-hand cars he buys. In the park he refurbishes his cars, before reselling them. Concerned about all his expenses, he works from 8 am until 7 pm. He has requested a loan of 500,000 francs to make up the money he needs to buy a second-hand car on which he has already agreed a price. With the profits he will make from the sale, he plans to support his father and family financially, as well as to save some money. Cheikh wants to expand his car park one day, so he can earn more money.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert



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