A loan of $950 helped vehicle repair.

Magatte's story

Mr. Magatte G. has been a mechanic, goods carrier and driver of a fast coach for the past ten years. He is married, 57 years old and he is father and breadwinner for a family of five children, whose ages vary between two and 17 years old. He also has responsibility for five other relatives. He has been a shareholder-member of the Baye-Laye savings bank since June 2009 and has never had a loan from the institution. Previously, he was an apprentice mechanic but now he has a mechanics certificate. It is above all during the period of Magal and Tabaski that his activity really booms. He is requesting a loan of 500,000 francs to repair his fast coach which has broken down. It is a vehicle which allows him to provide transport around town for his passengers, and this brings him a daily income, which enables him to manage his family and save on a regular basis to provide for unforseen expenses.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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