A loan of $600 helped to buy a bending machine and welding items.

Sègbégnon Michel's story

Sègbégnon Michel is 48 years of age, and is married to a trader called Cécile. The couple has six children, some at school and all under their care. In addition to their own children, the couple also has another child under its care.

Sègbégnon Michel lives with his wife and children and, together with his wife, ensures that the family’s various expenses are covered. He did not go to school, but learned the welding trade, and has worked as a welder in his own workshop in Benin for almost 20 years.

Sègbégnon Michel gets his supplies in Nigeria. In order to meet his customers’ needs and increase his income, Sègbégnon Michel has requested a fourth loan from Alidé. His three previous loans were repaid successfully.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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