A loan of $1,250 helped to buy firewood to resell.


Mamadou Lamine's story

Mamadou Lamine is a supervisor in a middle school and has been doing this since 1997. He works from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. He is married and has a three-year-old daughter. Mamadou Lamine has also been working selling firewood for the past year, and it is to strengthen this business that he is seeking a loan for 600,000 francs. He has a brother in the south who can bring up cheaper firewood by truck, which [Mamadou Lamine can sell]. With these earnings, he can take care of his family's everyday expenses and pay for water and electricity. His wish is to one day have his own house, which will help improve his family's standard of living.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara



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