A loan of $625 helped to buy an embroidery machine.

Marcel Evènassè Jean's story

Marcel Evènassè Jean, age 32, lives in Benin. He's married to a hairdresser named Hélène. He never attended school, but did learn sewing. The couple has two children, out of whom one attends school. In addition, they have another child in their care.

Marcel Evènassè Jean and his wife make sure together that the various household expenses are covered. To provide for himself, Marcel Evènassè Jean has been working as a tailor for about thirteen years. This business enables him to provide for himself and for his children's needs.

He would like to improve his sewing workshop's equipment by purchasing an embroidery machine. This will enable him to meet customer demand in an efficient way.

For this reason, Marcel Evènassè Jean is seeking a third loan from Kiva's partner, ALIDé. The first two loans were repaid without problems.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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