A loan of $500 helped to buy ink and paints for plexiglass.


Nicolas's story

Nicolas is 41 years old and lives in Benin. He only attended school for a short period of time. He is married to Clarisse, a seamstress. They have five children in their care, some of whom go to school. Four of these children are their own children. Nicolas lives with his wife and children and takes care of the household expenses with his wife.

In order to cover the various family expenses, Nicolas has been working as a painter/decorator for about 20 years, in his shop. He buys his supplies in a city in Benin and in his own region.

In order to satisfy the needs of his customers and to increase his turnover and income, he is requesting a fourth loan from ALIDé. This loan will surely help him to boost his level of activity and to increase his profits. His previous loans were duly repaid.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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