A loan of $400 helped to buy a sewing machine.


Bakary's story

Mr. Bakary lives in Senegal in one of its suburbs. He is married and has been in the sewing business for 20 years. He starts his day at 7am and gets home at 9pm. His earnings permit him to pay the rent and his family’s daily expenses. He is a member of the U-IMCEC branch where he lives and has already repaid three previous loans. He is seeking a loan of 200,000 fr to buy a sewing machine to make his sewing business more efficient. In developing his business, he hopes to diversify the products and services he offers to his clientele, increase the number of his employees to two, pay for his children’s schooling, increase the level of his savings in the hopes of one day buying a house, and finally to improve his family’s diet.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sherry W.



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