Hortense has been specializing in the sale of hair extensions and cosmetics for a few years, and she buys her goods from a market located in Benin.
In order to increase her capital and to meet her customers' expectations, she has requested and obtained a micro-loan from Finadev. This will help her to maximize her profits and to contribute to her children's education.
Hortense is the woman featured on the left-hand side in the photo.
This is a Group Loan
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