A loan of $1,000 helped to buy soap and powdered milk for resale.


Amadou's story

Amadou, who is married, lives in Senegal and has been actively trading since 2002. He is a father, and with the income he earns from his trading activity he pays the rent and other household bills as well as buying food for his family. He sells portable phones and fabrics. He begins his working day at 8 o'clock in the morning at finishes at eight in the evening. He is a member of one of U-IMCEC's branches where he has already repaid four loans. He is requesting a new loan of 500,000FCFA to buy soaps and powdered milk which he is planning to sell. He would like to boost his business and diversify the products he sells. His aim is to satisfy customer demand. The growth in his income will enable him to save money and achieve his ambition of acquiring a house and a car in the future.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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