A loan of $800 helped buy fabrics and haberdashery items for resale.


Mamadou Matar's story

Mamadou is a 36-year-old man who lives in the vicinity of the branch office. He has been in the retail business for over 10 years. He starts his day at 8 am to finish at 7 pm.

Mamadou manages a stall in the local market. He is married and a father who takes care of his family's daily expenses.

He is requesting a loan amounting to 400,000 francs to bolster his haberdashery business by buying items such as ribbon, yarn, buttons, closures, etc.

He would like to manage a large store and acquire a monopoly over this activity.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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