A loan of $800 helped to buy sewing supplies and palm nuts.

Lalèyè's story

Lalèyè is 41 and married to Joséphine, a merchant. The couple has four children under their care, three of whom are their own children. Some of the children are in school. Lalèyè lives with his wife and children. He and his wife take care of the family together. He barely went to school. He learned sewing. He also produces palm oil from palm nuts. He gets his supplies in a town in Bénin. With the goal of satisfying his customers' demand, Lalèyè is requesting his fourth loan from ALIDé. His previous loans were all properly paid back.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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