A loan of $600 helped to buy food items such as milk, stock, and tomatoes and soap for resale.


Harouna Abdoulaye's story

Harouna Abdoulaye is a young, 44-year-old shopkeeper who has been in this line of work for 3 years. He started his business because of his affinity with retail, using the meagre revenues he had earned and saved up bit by bit. He owns a shop in which he sells food items like milk, stock, tomatoes and drink and various other products like soap. His workday starts at 6 o'clock and he closes up at 10 o'clock at night. He is married and does not yet have children. He takes care of his family's daily expenditures. He plans to open a large food shop if his capital increases.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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