A loan of $525 helped buy fertilizer and food products for cultivation.


Louis's story

Louis is 39 years old and is married to a retail merchant named Odile. The couple has six children, of whom some attend school but all are dependents. In addition to their own children, the couple has one other child to support. Louis did not attend school. The couple shares responsibility for the various family expenditures.

For the past 25 years Louis has been growing beans to provide for his needs and those of his family. He sells his crops at a market in Benin. Alongside this activity, Louis also raises pigs, and carries out his activities in the surrounding area.

To strengthen his business and better serve his customers, Louis is requesting a fifth credit loan from ALIDé. His ambition is to increase the level of his activity. The four previously granted loans have been repaid in full.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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