A loan of $500 helped to buy sewing supplies and a sewing machine.


Romuald's story

Romuald is 40 years old and lives in Benin. Romuald attended school through high school. Romuald is married to a shopkeeper named Christine. The couple has five dependent children. Four of these children are their own, and some of them go to school.

Romuald lives with his wife and children and he and his wife take care of the household expenses. In order to take care of the various family expenses, Romuald has been working as a tailor out of his studio for about a decade. In order to purchase a new and better sewing machine, which would allow him to better serve his clients, Romuald is asking for a loan from ALIDé.

Romuald buys his supplies in his region. With the hope of satisfying his clients, and in order to grow his sales volume and income, Romuald is asking for his fourth loan from ALIDé. This loan will certainly allow him to grow his business and increase his profits. His previous loans were reimbursed.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin



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