A loan of $1,175 helped purchase a new motor for his taxi.

Gilbert's story

Mr Gilbert A. is 32 years old. He was born in Benin and now lives in Kpeme. He is married and has seven (7) dependents. Mr. Gilbert is a mechanic and taxi driver, and has driven his own taxi for the past seven years. Today, because of the age of the taxi's motor, he is confronted with major repairs. This is having an effect on his daily income. He is no longer able to earn sufficient income to meet the needs of his family. To remedy this, he would like to purchase a new motor for his taxi. He is requesting a small loan to achieve this.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Dave Gibbons

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