A loan of $500 helped to purchase fabrics for sewing and subsequent resale.

El Hadji Mouhamadou's story

Mr. El Hadji Mouhamadou lives in Senegal. He is a tailor who began work in his field at the age of 12. He is married and is the head of his household, providing for the needs of his family, electric bills, and transportation, as well as the salary for his employees. He is a member of a UIMCEC group, where he has repaid his two previous loans.

Currently, he is asking for a loan of 250,000 francs (CFA) for the purpose of buying fabric which he will sew for subsequent resale. This will enable him to increase his profits and build his savings so that he will be able to purchase more modern and higher-performance sewing machines in the future.

Eventually, he would like to further expand his sewing business to various locations in the region (Mali, Benin…) through exposition of his work.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Michael Mszanski

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