A loan of $450 helped to buy welding supplies (a bending machine, iron, etc.).

Calixte Lamidi's story

Calixte Lamidi was born on October 8, 1973. He is married to Foumilayo, a merchant. The couple supports five children, four of whom are theirs. The children are all in school. Calixte Lamidi and his wife live in the same house with their children. The various family expenses are covered by the couple.

Calixte Lamidi only attended primary school. But he learned the trade of welding, an occupation he has been working at for eighteen years. It enables him to meet the requirements of his customers and to ensure the various family expenses are covered. He would like to expand his welding shop by acquiring welding supplies (a bending machine, iron, etc.) He gets her supplies from Nigeria, a country neighboring Benin.

This is the second time that has asked for financial support from ALIDé, so as to boost his level of business and to grow his customer base and his revenues.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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