A loan of $800 helped to purchase a sewing machine for overcasting stitches.

Jules Sètondji's story

Jules Sètondji is 40 years old and married to Noëllie, a retailer. The couple have six children, not all in school. Among the children, four are in the couple's care. Jules Sètondji and his wife live in the same house with their children. The couple jointly ensure that the family expenses are covered.

Having had little schooling, Jules Sètondji learned how to sew. In his workshop, he also sells sewing supplies. He has been working at this trade for about twenty years, and this enables him to meet family needs without much difficulty.

To respond to the requirements of his customers, Jules Sètondji would like to purchase an overcasting machine. He gets his supplies from a market in Benin and from Nigeria. This is the second time that he has asked for financial aid from ALIDé. It will surely allow him to boost his business and to increase his customer base, as well as his income.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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