A loan of $325 helped to purchase wood, crates and barrels, which will be resold.

Birane's story

Birane worked as a driver for many years. Having reached retirement age and not being able to settle down just yet, he started a small business selling barrels, crates, wood and other reusable recycled objects. He opened up a canteen, where he stores his stock while waiting to resell it. His working day starts at 9 AM and finishes at 6 PM. Birane doesn't have any financial obligations, as his children see to their household's daily expenses and any other costs. Running this business is one of the ways in which Birane keeps himself active and in good health.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christopher Smith

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