A loan of $800 helped to buy spare parts.


Daton Michel's story

Daton Michel is 41 years old and lives in Benin. He did not go to school. He is married to a hairdresser named Marguérite. The couple has six children, one of whom still lives in their care. Some of their children have received schooling. Daton Michel lives with his wife and children, and he and his wife both cover the various household expenses.

In order to support his family, Daton Michel has been working as a mechanic in his region for about fifteen years now. He also sells spare parts on the side. He stocks up in a few different regions in Benin.

Striving to satisfy his customers and grow his sales and revenue, Daton Michel is seeking a fourth loan from ALIDé. The loan will allow him to increase the level of his business and earn more profit. The previous loans were correctly repaid.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry



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