A loan of $1,025 helped to buy blades and spare parts for resale.


El Hadji's story

El Hadji is a married man who lives in a suburb of the Senegalese capital. For the past 20 years, he has been involved in the purchase and sale of spare mechanical parts. El Hadji begins his workdays at 8:00 in the morning and finishes at 8:00 in the evening.

The income El Hadji earns from his business allows him to pay for his children's tuition and the daily expenses of his family. He is requesting a loan of 500,000 XOF which he intends to use to expand his business. This loan will serve to buy blades and spare parts in order to increase his stock of merchandise and increase the income he earns. This will allow El Hadji to better pay for his children's school fees, and save more money for future needs. His aim is to have a large garage and a fleet of communal transport vehicles.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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