A loan of $400 helped to buy agricultural inputs to grow gumbo (okra) and chili peppers.

Jacques's story

Jacques is 38 years old, and married to Agnès, a retail seller, with whom he has five children. Some of the children go to school and all are their dependents. Jacques did not attend school. He lives with his wife and children. The couple jointly takes care of the various household expenses.

Jacques has been working as a farmer for the past ten years. He has a passion for his job, and this activity allows him to meet his own needs as well as those of his children. He stocks up in Benin. Eager to meet the needs of his customers and to increase his turnover, he is requesting a third loan from ALIDé in order to grow gumbo (okra) and chili peppers. This loan will help Jacques to better meet his customers' expectations 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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