A loan of $375 helped purchasing 4 cotton bales for manufacturing mattresses and pillows.

Akouavi Angèle's story

Akouavi Angèle A. has been born on May 4, 1974 in Adjaha in Mono Department of Benin. Married to Gérard Edah, a driver, she is the mother of four children, all of whom go to school. Angèle attended school but finished only the primary level of studies. Angèle has been living in the Bazounkpa district in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin, for four years. Angèle helps her husband and shares the responsibility for family budget with him. In order to provide for her family needs, she manufacturers and sells mattresses, in addition, she also sells pillows. She stocks up in the North of Benin and sells in PK3 Akaka (Cotonou). She already had an loan from ALIDé in the past and repaid it well. In order to strengthen her business and respond to the growing customer demand Angèle is seeking a new loan from ALIDé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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