A loan of $850 helped buy a new sewing machine and fabrics with his working capital.

Alioune's story

Mr. Alioune is a master tailor who has been in business for over six years. He is married and responsible for managing the family's nutrition. At the same time he deals with his homes' water and electricity bills, as well as his employees' salaries.

He starts every day at 9 am and returns home at 10 pm. He is a member of one of UIMCEC's branches, where he has already repaid three previous loans.

He is requesting a loan of 400,000 (XOF) to buy a more powerful sewing machine and to have some working capital so he can further develop his tailoring activity.

His ambition is to save money and in the future buy a plot of land, on which he can build little by little. Currently he lives in the family home and would like in the near future to become more independent.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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