A loan of $400 helped to buy shoes and cothing.


Salamatou's story

Salamatou A. is 28 years old and she was born in Cotonou. Her family is originally from Sakete, a small village in the Plateau department where the main activity is farming. Salamatou is married to a mechanic and she has three children, all of whom attend school.

For three years she has been selling shoes and children's clothes in Dantokpa, the biggest market in Benin. Salamatou buys the shoes and clothes wholesale in Dantokpa and sells them retail walking around the same market. The income from her work helps out with the family expenses. She is currently thinking of going to Lomé in Togo to buy her goods more cheaply and thus make more profit. To increase her stock in order to better satisfy her clientele, Salamatou is asking for a loan from Kiva Field Partner, Alidé.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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