A loan of $3,825 helped to finance his higher education and become an engineer.

Mahamadi's story

Mahamadi is a single man with no children. He has been a student in the Master I professional class at the Ecole Superieure de Travaux Publics de Ouagadougou (ESTPO; Ouagadougou Superior School of Public Works) for the past four years. The ESTPO is the top higher education institution for civil engineering training in the country of Burkina Faso. Mahamadi is currently seeking a loan in order to finance his studies there.

He performs his practical, on-the-job training during the holidays so that he can acquire professional work experience. After graduation, Mahamadi envisages becoming an engineer so that he can serve his country.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe

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