A loan of $650 helped to buy electronic replacement parts.

Loukouman's story

Loukouman is married to Aminatou, a retailer. They have five children to support. Four of the children are their own but all are in school. He and his wife live in the same house with the children. The various family expenses are covered by the couple.

Loukouman dropped out of secondary school and then learned about electronics. He has been doing this work for seventeen years, and it enables him to meet the requirements of his customers and to ensure that the various family expenses are covered. He would like to expand his workshop by stocking up on supplies and electronic replacement parts. This will allow him to satisfy customer demand better. He gets her supplies from Nigeria, a country neighboring Benin.

This is the third time that he has asked for financial support from ALIDé with the aim of boosting his business and growing his customer base and his revenues. The first two loans have both been repaid completely.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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