A loan of $500 helped to buy hair dressing supplies.

Donwahoué Marcel's story

Donwahoué Marcel is 37 years old and lives in Benin. He never attended school and is married to a seller named Antoinette.

Donwahoué Marcel and Antoinette have six children in their care, some of whom go to school. Among the children, two are not their own children.

Donwahoué Marcel lives with his wife and children and takes care of the household expenses with his wife. In order to ensure that the various family expenses are covered, he has been working as a hairdresser for about fifteen years. Additionally, he also sells palm oil in one of the regions of Benin. He buys his supplies in Benin.

In order to satisfy his customers' needs and to increase his turnover and income, Donwahoué Marcel is requesting a third loan from ALIDé. This loan will surely allow him to raise the level of his activity and to increase his profits.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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