A loan of $1,025 helped to buy winding wire to sell.

Houédoté Émile's story

Houédoté Émile, age 36, has received minimal schooling. He is married to Augustine, and the couple have one dependent child. Houédoté Émile lives with his wife and child, and the couple handle the various household responsibilities together.

Seven years ago, Houédoté Émile started to sell winding wire locally to support his family. In addition, he also buys and sells motorcycle.

Houédoté Émile buys his stock at a market in Bénin. He is seeking a first loan from ALIDé to bolster his working capital and meet customer demand.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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