A loan of $225 helped buy three bags of corn and one bag of beans.

Yvette's story

Yvette M. was born around 1980 in Aplahoué in Benin. She is married to Georges SOSSOU, a truck driver, and is the mother of three. Yvette supports another child, in addition to her own children. All the children lack schooling.

The family has been living in Akossavié Hevié (not far from Cotonou, Benin's economic capital) for the past three years. The couple shares the support for the family. Yvette has not attended school.

For approximately two years, she has been selling corn and beans at the Cococodji market, a few kilometers from Cotonou, and also from her home. Yvette gets her supplies from Adja in the Mono province (Benin). This is the first time she has applied for a loan with ALIDé, with the aim of reinforcing her activity and becoming more responsive to her customer's requests.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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