A loan of $475 helped to buy paint and decorations.

Saigbénan Élisée's story

Saigbénan Élisée, age 35, lives in Bénin. He stopped going to school in secondary school.
Saigbénan Élisée is a widower and the father of three children, some of whom are in school, all of whom are under his care.
Saigbénan Élisée lives alone with his children and he alone cares for their needs and for his own. He learned to paint and decorate and has done so for seven years in his own workshop; his income is not insignificant. On top of this business, he sells silkscreen products. His clientele is becoming larger and larger. In order to perfect his craft and become more competitive, Saigbénan Élisée would like to acquire work materials. He gets his supplies in a village in Benin and in Nigeria. In search of customer satisfaction and in order to increase his business and revenue, he is requesting the financial support of ALIDE for the third time. His two previous loans were paid off well.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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