A loan of $600 helped to buy sewing supplies and a sewing machine.


Jules Sètondji's story

Jules Sètondji is 39 years old and lives in Benin. He has stopped his formal education at the primary school level. He is married to Noellie, a vendor. They have six children in their care, five of whom are their own children. Some of the children attend school.Jules Sètondji lives together with his wife and children. The spouses joinlty provide for various family needs. For eight years, Jules Sètondji has been working as a tailor in his shop in Benin. He stocks up on sewing supplies in a town of Benin. He would like to upgrade his equipment by buying a new sewing machine; this will allow him to better meet customer demand. In order to to this, Jules Sètondji is seeking his first loan from ALIDé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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