A loan of $225 helped to buy 2 boxes of canned milk, a box of powdered milk, a box of sugar, 3 boxes of soap, 2 boxes of canned tomatoes, a half-box of sardines, a dozen straighteners, a dozen shampoos, 2 sacks of rice (50 kg each).

Nimatou's story

Y. Nimatou was born around 1968 in Agbalilamè. She is married and the mother of four. She currently has all the children in her care because her husband is ill and is no longer capable to providing for the family. Nimatou sells various goods: candy, cookies, canned foods (milk, sardines, tomatoes), sugar, pasta, soaps for the laundry, dishes, and bath, etc. At Dantokpa, the grand international marketplace of Benin, she makes her purchases. To have her business grow considerably, and to do better in satisfying her customers, she's requesting financial support from ALIDÉ.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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