A loan of $1,025 helped to purchase palm nuts.


Aboudou Rafiou's story

Aboudou Rafiou is 36 years old and is married to a hairdresser named Julienne. The couple has one child in their care. Aboudou Rafiou lives with his wife and the child in their care. Thanks to the income brought in by his business, Aboudou Rafiou is able to meet the needs of his family. Aboudou Rafiou did not receive much formal education, but did learn photography. In order to manage the various expenses of his family, Aboudou Rafiou has been working as a photographer for about seven years. At the same time, he sells palm nuts through the distribution system. Aboudou Rafiou purchases his wares in a town in Benin. With the aim of increasing his business and better meeting the needs of his customers, Aboudou Rafiou is seeking a third loan from Alidé. He has properly repaid the loans he has received previously.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo



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