A loan of $425 helped to buy office and school supplies, and beauty products and phone cards.


Francoise's story

S. Françoise was born on March 10, 1962 in N’guigmi in NIGER, a country bordering Benin. She is married and the mother of three. She lives with her family in Irédé in AKPAKPA, a district of Cotonou, the economic capital of the Republic of Benin. For six years, Françoise has been selling office and school supplies, as well as beauty products and mobile phone recharge cards, in her shop located in Scoa Gbéto, a working-class district of Cotonou. Thanks to the revenues from her business, she helps her husband to cover family expenses. She has already had a loan with Alidé and has repaid it. To improve her business and to respond better to customer demand, she's requesting a second loan with Alidé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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