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A loan of $1,000 helped to buy perfumes as well as dried and smoked fish for resale.

Abdoulaye's story

Abdoulaye is a married man who lives in Senegal. He has been working in retail for more than five years. He sells perfumes and food products, as well as dried and smoked fish.

He is requesting a loan of 500,000 francs to expand his perfume and dried fish business. With the income he makes from his activity, he is able to support his wife and two children.

Increased profits will help him to improve his family's diet.

In the future, he would like to travel throughout the world and bring in containers of various products.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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