A loan of $625 helped to purchase soap, milk, and spaghetti to sell.

Hounsou Appolinaire's story

Appolinaire is 35 years old. He is married and the father of three, of whom the oldest is already in school. The oldest and the youngest are 7 and 1 years old, respectively. Appolinaire has a large store where he has been selling packets of spaghetti, canned foods, milk, soap, and other goods for a few years. He gets his supplies form one of the markets in Benin and from abroad.

Concerned about bolstering his capital and satisfying the requirements of his customers, he requested and obtained financing from Finadev. The [profits] from this financing will enable him to cover his children's schooling costs, as well as family expenses. He would like to acquire a plot of land.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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