A loan of $1,225 helped to buy sheet metal and pipes for welding and sacs of corn.

Nouhoumon Pierre's story

Nouhoumon Pierre is 42, lives in Benin, and is married to Christiane. The couple has four children under their supervision - three of which are their own, and all of which go to school. Nouhoumon Pierre lives with his wife and children, and he and his wife take care of the household expenses.

To meet his needs and those of his children, Nouhoumon Pierre is a welder. As a second job, Nouhoumon Pierre sells corn in the region. Nouhoumon Pierre has been doing this job passionately for nearly twenty years. Thanks to the revenue that this job brings in, Nouhoumon Pierre can help with his family's various expenses.

Nouhoumon Pierre buys his supplies in a region of Benin. To satisfy his clients' growing needs, Nouhoumon Pierre is asking for his third loan from Alidé. His previous loans have been repaid.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin

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