A loan of $500 helped to purchase spare parts.

Wangninnou Ives's story

Wangninnou Ives is 32 years old and is married to Denise, a shopkeeper. The couple has six children, some of whom attend school and all of whom are in their care. Of the children, five are their own. Wangninnou Ives' education stopped with elementary school. He lives together with his children and his wife. Together, the couple sees to the various household expenses.

It was 10 years ago that Wangninnou Ives began to work as a miller from his home. He undertakes his business with passion, which allows him to meet his needs and those of his children. He gets his supplies in a town in Benin.

With the goals of customer satisfaction and increasing his working capital, Wangninnou Ives is seeking a fifth loan. This loan will allow him to better respond to customer demand and to make more of a profit. The preceding loans have been properly repaid.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo

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