A loan of $350 helped to buy welding supplies (torches, gas, pressure regulators).


Zinsou's story

Born in 1974, Zinsou is married to Vincencia, a seamstress. They take care of four children, two of whom are theirs. All of the children go to school. Zinsou and his wife live in the same house, with their children. Together they share the various family-related expenses. Zinsou attended primary school only, but learned the trade of welding, thanks to which he can meet the needs of his customers and financially support his family. With this loan, Zinsou would like to expand his business by purchasing welding supplies (torches, pressure regulators, gas, etc.). Zinsou buys his supplies from Nigeria, a neighboring country of Bénin. This is the second time that Zinsou requests a loan from ALIDé, in order to increase his business and see both his customer base and income grow.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Julien Roland



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