A loan of $525 helped to buy food products to sell in his shop.

Mamadou Lamara's story

Mamadou Lamara is 31 years old and lives in Senegal. He is single and has very diversified activities. First, he sells a variety of food products in his shop, but he is also building up an activity providing entertainment at ceremonies and finally he is also active in the building trade. He has two years' experience in these activities. He wants to diversify his income sources, hence his choice to carry out all these activities. It is mainly the income that his activities generate that interests him most. He has been a member of the U-IMCEC branch in the town where he carries out his activities since 2008. He is requesting a loan of 250,000 francs so that he can buy food products which he will sell; he would like to boost the stock of the shop he has just acquired.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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