A loan of $200 helped to buy a sewing machine.


Cheikh's story

Cheikh lives in Senegal. He is single and he has been working as a tailor for the past nine years. Thanks to this job, he manages to pay for his food and rent, and to cover his water and electricity bills. He is a client of one of the branches of the UIMCEC where he is requesting a loan of 100,000 francs. He will use this loan to buy a sewing machine in order to expand his sewing business.

Cheikh's goal is to increase the profitability of his business through the use of this loan. Increased earnings will allow him to improve his family's diet and to boost his level of savings. He plans to expand his sewing workshop and to take a trip to Canada to further develop his business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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