A loan of $600 helped purchase of spare parts.


Lamine's story

Mr. Lamine M. is a young 23-year old man from Yoff, who lives in the Ngaparou district. He is single and has no children in his care. Mr. M. chose his trade as a mechanic out of love for this activity but he is also interested by its lucrative nature. In 2002 this was his only occupation. But in 2005 he began trading in spare parts. He has been a shareholder-member of the savings institution in Yoff since June 2009 but has never taken out any loan from the institution. He is now requesting a loan of 300,000 francs to boost his stock of spare parts which he sells in his "canteen". His aim is to make his activity more profitable and to improve his family's living conditions. His dream for the future is to get a large spare parts shop.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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