A loan of $400 helped to buy a seamer sewing machine.

Yatma's story

Yatma is 30 years old and a tailor. He is single and this is the first time he has worked with the IMCEC - this is his first loan.

Yatma has now been in the sewing business for 12 years. He opened his workshop in 2006 with his own means.

He is requesting support from the IMCEC to purchase a seamer sewing machine, which will help him meet customer demand. With the income from his activity, he will be able to contribute 750 CFA francs per day to the expenses of his family, which is important as he lives with his brothers. He works from 10 am to 2 am - he prefers to stay up late in the evening and start late in the morning.

Yatma's ambition is to have a highly renowned workshop.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight

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