A loan of $950 helped to buy electronics and TVs.


Barthélémy's story

Barthélémy is 50 years old and is married to a seamstress named Ida. The couple has three children who go to school and are under their parents' care. Barthélémy lives with his wife and children. Together the couple takes care of the household expenses. Barthélémy did not go to school, but he has learned electronics. He has been working in this business for 16 years in his region, and this has allowed him to meet his family's needs. In addition to this business, Barthélémy also sells TVs and DVDs from his workshop. He procures his goods in Nigeria. In order to satisfy his customers, Barthélémy is seeking a sixth loan with Alidé. His previous loans have been repaid.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara



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