A loan of $825 helped to purchase electronic parts to strengthen his stock.


Barthelemy's story

Barthelemy is 39-year-old man from Benin, married to Ida, a seamstress. Together, they have three children, some of whom are school-age, and also have one child who was entrusted to them. For 25 years, Barthelemy has worked with passion in the field of electro-mechanics in his workshop, and is renowned in his neighborhood for his good work. He asks today for his fifth loan, having completely paid back the others with no concerns, in order to strengthen and develop his business. He regularly visits Nigeria to buy electronic parts in order to repair the electronic equipment that his customers bring to him. From now on, he wishes to also buy DVDs and TV sets so that he can resell them. He will save the profits in the hopes of soon being able to buy his own piece of land.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz



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