A loan of $1,450 helped to buy wood and leather.

Gbènoukpo Bernard's story

Gbènoukpo Bernard is 34 years old and he is married to a reseller named Bernadette. He has attended school up to the primary level. Gbènoukpo Bernard and his wife have three children, all in school and their dependents. Husband and wife live with their children and jointly take care of the various expenses of the household. In order to provide for his family, Gbènoukpo Bernard manufactures furniture, which he has been reselling in his region for about seven years. He buys his supplies at a market located in Benin. In order to boost his activity, he is taking a second loan from ALIDé. His first loan was duly repaid.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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