A loan of $200 helped to buy wood to make furniture (beds, wardrobes, dressing tables) and sell them.


Soulèye's story

Soulèye, aged 41, is a professional carpenter. He is married and the father of four children between the ages of 10 and 2. Two of his children attend a school in French while the other two go to a "daara", or islamic school. Soulèye has been working as a carpenter since 1991, so for 22 years now. He has opened a workshop in his own house and works from 8 AM until 8PM. Soulèye takes care of the daily expenses and the electricity bill. In addition to his wife and children, he also supports his mother and his brothers. He would like to buy a machine and increase the number of his employees in order to make his business more profitable.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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