A loan of $1,225 helped buy palm nuts.


Laurent's story

Lawrence is 29 years old and lives in Benin. He is married to Yvette. The couple has three children under their care, of whom two are their own children. Some of the children are in school. The children live with their parents, and the couple shares responsibility for all the various household expenses.

To contribute to the family's diverse needs, Lawrence processes palm nuts and secondarily sells firewood and livestock. He has done this for the past seven years in Nigeria. Lawrence resupplies in different regions within Benin. With the income generated by his business, Lawrence contributes to various expenses of his family.

To meet the needs of an increasing number of customers, Lawrence is requesting a second loan from ALIDé. The first loan was repaid in full.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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