A loan of $1,000 helped to cultivate corn, okra and peppers.

Bodjrènou Bertin's story

Bodjrènou Bertin is 42 years old and is married to a merchant called Célestine. The couple have 6 dependent children, all of whom go to school. As well as their own children, the couple are responsible for another child. Bodjrènou Bertin left school at secondary level. He lives together with his children and his wife. The couple both take care of the different household expenses. Bodjrènou Bertin has been farming for 17 years. He performs his work with passion, which enables him to meet his needs and those of his children. Bodjrènou Bertin gets his agricultural inputs in an area of Benin.

In the pursuit of his customers' satisfaction and in order to increase his working capital, Bodjrènou Bertin is requesting a 3rd loan from ALIDé so that he can grow corn, okra and peppers. This loan will enable him to better respond to the demands of his clientèle and to make more profits. The previous loans have been properly repaid.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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