A loan of $400 helped to cultivate corn, tomatoes and peppers.


Missiako Valentin's story

Missiako Valentin is 33 years old and is married to a merchant called Louise. The couple have 4 dependent children, some of whom go to school. Missiako Valentin did not go to school. He lives together with his children and his wife. The couple both take care of the different household expenses. Missiako Valentin has been farming for 18 years. He performs his work with passion, which enables him to meet his needs and those of his children. Missiako Valentin gets his agricultural inputs in an area of Benin. In the pursuit of his customers' satisfaction and in order to increase his production, Missiako Valentin is requesting a first loan from ALIDé so that he can grow corn, tomatoes and peppers. This loan will enable him to better respond to the demands of his clientèle and to make more profits.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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