A loan of $625 helped to buy various food products to farm (tomatoes, hot peppers, corn and beans).

Azankpo Jean's story

Azankpo Jean is 49 years old and is married to a retailer named Virginia. The couple has four children, some attend school and all are their dependents. In addition to their children, the couple takes care of another child. Azankpo Jean lives together with his wife and children. He attended school to the primary level. Together the couple provides for all the various family expenses.

To provide for his needs and those of his family, Jean Azankpo has been farming cereals (beans and corn) and hot peppers and tomatoes for thirty-three years. He sells his products in his area. In addition to this activity he also fishes. He gets his supplies in a market in Benin.

In order to strengthen his business and better meet his customers’ demand Azankpo Jean seeks a fifth loan from ALIDé. His goal is to increase the level of his activity. The first four previous loans he received were fully reimbursed.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Veronique Fourment

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