A loan of $750 helped to buy a diving suit for his fishing business.


Aliou's story

Aliou, 35, has been in the fishing business from a very young age. At 15 years old, he was already accompanying his father to the sea. Aliou has three wives and has a total of 11 children: six with his first wife, four with his second wife, and one with his third wife. His oldest child is 15 years old.

Aliou has three canoes and three machines. If he needs to go to the sea, he starts his day at 10 AM and comes home around 5 PM. Aliou has a large family, and he feeds them with his fishing business spending 8,750f a day. Nevertheless, he makes a profit of 15,000f a day for each of his canoes after expenses.

He wishes to build and have two locations and to improve his family's living conditions.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Brianne S



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