A loan of $1,150 helped to buy palm nuts for making palm oil.

Joseph's story

Joseph, aged 57, lives in Benin. He dropped out of secondary school. He is married to a woman named Louise. The couple have eight children, all educated, of whom five still remain in their care. Joseph lives together with his children and wife. Together with her, he ensures that the different household needs are met.

Joseph has been running a business processing palm nuts for about fifteen years, and he operates in his home. It brings in significant revenues. In addition to this business, Joseph sells drinks. His customer base grows bigger and bigger. To perfect his business and to be competitive in the market, Joseph would like to expand his business. He gets his supplies in his region.

Seeking to satisfy his customers and to increase his sales and revenues, Joseph is requesting financial support for the sixth time from ALIDé. The five loans received previously were indeed paid back.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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