A loan of $225 helped plates and pans.


Placide's story

Placide K. is married and has two children, ages four and two. She lives with her family in Porto-Novo, the capital of Benin, where she sells pans and plates for cooking. She buys her products at the Ouando Market in Porto-Novo and in Cotonou, a large city about an hour away. Placide sells her goods along the road. She has already received a loan from Alide, a Kiva Field Partner in Benin. The loan helped her to expand the variety of her products. Before the loan, she had a smaller operation, selling mainly corn. Placide is seeking a second loan to start selling pagnes, beautifully colored Beninese fabrics, and to increase her stock of plates and pans.



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