A loan of $400 helped purchase of 4 big baskets of peanut cookies and 150 dozen bags.

Odette's story

K. Odette was born around 1972 in Adjarra in the County of Ouémé. Odette sells peanut cookies wholesale and plastic bags for various usages. Odette delivers her peanut cookies to retailers at the market of Sèkandji in the township of Sèmè-kpodji. Odette buys her peanut cookies at Bohicon in the County of ZOU.

As for the bags, Odette buys them in Nigeria, a border state of Benin, and sells them to retailers of such products in Dantokpa, the big international market of Benin. To bolster her working capital so as to respond to the needs of her clientele, she is asking ALIDé for a loan.

The significance of ALIDé in the local language of Bénin, Fon, is "there is always a pathway for the poorest of the poor". Bénin is a small country in West Africa next door to Nigeria, where the average per capita annual income stands at US$ 1,500.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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