A loan of $850 helped to repair his truck.

Amadou's story

Amadou is a client of the field partner UIMCEC, which is based at a crossroads on the road towards the capital city. He is married and has two sons, aged five years old and eighteen months old. Amadou obtained his driving licence in 2004 but had already been driving for a year before that. He owns a truck which he uses to transport loads of sand.

Amadou plans to use his loan to repair his truck. He works all day long, and can start as early as three in the morning. However, some days he doesn't get any clients at all.

Amadou contributes to the day-to-day expenses of his family, pays for food for his apprentices and pays the rent. He is currently saving some of the profits from his business and intends to use this in the future to increase the number of vehicles he owns. He would also like to develop his land sales business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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