A loan of $400 helped to purchase palm nuts to make vegetable oil.

Dossou Frédéric's story

Dossou Frédéric is 39 years old and lives in Benin. He is married to a merchant named Claudine. The couple have four children, not all in school but all in their care. In addition to these children, the couple have one other child to support. Dossou Frédéric lives together with his wife and his children and, along with his wife, jointly ensures that household expenses are covered.

To make sure the diverse family expenses are met, Dossou Frédéric has been running a business selling clothing in his shop for about ten years. Parallel to this business, he sells vegetable oil. He gets his supplies from regions in Benin.

Seeking to satisfy his customers and to increase his sales and revenues, Dossou Frédéric is requesting a loan from ALIDé for a fourth time. This loan will surely enable him to boost his business and to make more profit. The previous loans were indeed paid back.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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