A loan of $400 helped to buy firewood and maize.

Edith's story

Born in 1960 in Bénin, Edith is married to Victor. The couple have six children of whom five are still dependent on their support. Some of the children are enrolled in school. The couple live together with their children. The various household expenses are assumed by Edith and her husband.

To assume her role as wife and mother efficiently, Edith has been selling firewood for seven years. Alongside this income-generating business, Edith sells maize. She buys her supplies in one of the marketplaces of Bénin. Wishing to expand her business and better respond to the demand of her clientele, Edith is requesting a fifth loan from ALIDé. She was granted four prior loans that were all correctly reimbursed.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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