A loan of $600 helped to buy paints, sandpaper, varnish and polishes.

Olatoundji Augustin's story

Olatoundji Augustin is 42 years old and lives in Benin. He is married to a merchant called Rachelle. The couple has three children in its care. Olatoundji Augustin lives with his wife and children, and together with his wife covers all the household expenses. In order to cover all his family's costs, he has for the past ten years been painting cars in his region. At the same time, he sells paints, sandpaper, varnishes and polishes. Olatoundji Augustin gets his supplies in a town in Benin. With a view to satisfying customer demand and increasing both his turnover and income, he is requesting a third loan from Alidé. This loan will certainly allow him to expand his business and make more money. The first two loans were repaid in full.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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