A loan of $500 helped to buy goods such as rice, sugar and soap for resale in his shop.


Bilaly's story

Bilaly works as a retailer. He has opened a shop in the same neighborhood where one of the branches of the UIMCEC is located. He is married and has a family. He has been involved in his retail activity for six years. He is requesting this loan of 250,000 francs to strengthen his working capital and to be able to buy goods such as rice, oil, sugar and soap. He will resell these products to his customers. He works from 7AM and closes his shop at 11PM. Bilaly manages his personal expenses as well as those of his family. He would like to increase his income in order to improve his family's living conditions and to be able to pay his children's school fees.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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