Manet Lopou

30 – Conakry, Kagbelen Plateau

What Are You Most Passionate About?

Love. It is a strongly motivating factor. Love for family, and love for country.

Who Is Your Hero? Why?

My hero is Martin Luther King because he fought for a righteous cause and sacrificed his life to defend the rights of his community.

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

The music of kora, a local instrument.

What Project Would A Laptop Help You With?

In my community, there is no trash collection service, so I started a waste disposal and recycling program. We install trash cans to collect trash and offer a trash removal service for businesses and residents. We use all trash collected to make useful materials such as compost and paper briquettes for cooking. Our principal objective is to fight against poverty, pollution and deforestation.

How Would A Laptop Help You?

For marketing, I intend to make a social network to spread awareness of my services. A laptop would also be instrumental in doing research to find funding to grow my business. A laptop would also allow me to hone my business and technical skills online.

What do you love about this project?

I love being able to contribute to my community. I also love that my project improves the health and thus the quality of life of everyone around me.

What Languages do you speak?

Soussou, Manlinke, Pulaar, Guerze, French and English.

Given a choice, would you prefer a Mac or PC?

I can work with either one.

Laptopped By:

Anthea