A loan of $350 helped to buy an electric grinder.


Cosme's story

S. Cosme was born in 1958 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. He is married and has five children to support. Four of them are his; all of them are in school. For 27 years, he has been residing in the Dandji district in Cotonou. He lives with his children and wife. The couple provides for the family jointly. Cosme has attended secondary school. For thirty years, he has been working in the trade of welding in Finagnon, in Cotonou. He gets his supplies in Gbégamey, in Cotonou. He is a previous ALIDé client who repays his loans. With the aim of bolstering his business, to be more efficient, and satisfying his customers further, he’s requesting a third loan from ALIDé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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