A loan of $575 helped to buy cabbages for resale in Dakar.


Dame's story

Dame is based about 16 km from the main town, he is married and a father. He has worked as a trader for over ten years - he buys cabbages in order to resell them in Dakar. He gives up all his time for work - starting his day at 8am and finishing at 9pm. Dame has had three previous loans with the institution, and he has always respected his commitments to them. He is requesting a loan of 300,000 francs repayable over 12 months. The profits that will be generated from these sales will allow him to cover his daily living expenses and to have some savings. In the future, Dame wants to grow his working capital in order to invest further into market gardening.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton



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