A loan of $300 helped to purchase an air compressor for his painting business.

Ousmane's story

Ousmane lives in a suburban community of Senegal. He is active in the service sector and is a painter by profession. He is married and is responsible for the payment of the water bills, and he also helps to pay for the daily household expenditures. Ousmane has the experience of working for the past 20 years in his profession. His daily working hours are between 9:00 am and 10:00 in the evening.

Ousmane is a member of the local UIMCEC branch in his community, where he has already successfully repaid his two prior loans. He is currently seeking a loan of 150,000 XOF intended for the purchase of an air compressor, which will help make his painting business more efficient. The increased income he expects will allow him to improve the nutrition and health of his family. Ousmane hopes to someday open a hardware store, become a major supplier and have an orchard.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe

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