A loan of $525 helped to buy hair salon supplies, charcoal and mobile phone recharge cards.

Mahougnon Jean's story

Mahougnon Jean is 29 years old and lives in Benin. He is married to a hairdresser named Sévérine. Having left school at the elementary level, he then learned to become a hairdresser. Mahougnon Jean and Sévérine have three children, some of whom are attending school. Besides their own children, the couple also has another child in their care. The couple jointly takes care of the various household expenses.

In order to take care of his various expenses, Mahougnon Jean has been working as a hairdresser for about ten years. This activity allows him to provide for his children and for himself. Additionally, he also sells mobile phone recharge cards and charcoal.

Mahougnon Jean would like to better equip his hair salon and, at the same time, to increase his stock of products, so that he can efficiently respond to his customers' demand. This is why he is requesting a fourth loan from ALIDé. His previous loans were well repaid.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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