A loan of $275 helped to buy corn and flour.


Pauline's story

Pauline was born on November 22, 1976 in Sègbohouè. She is married to Henri, a photographer. Pauline and Henri have six children to support, including five of their own. Some of them are in school. Pauline and her family have been living in Cotonou for six years.

Pauline bears the family expenses along with her husband. Pauline is literate.

For five years, Pauline has been selling fritters (made from wheat flour) and corn porridge in front of her house. Dantokpa, the grand international marketplace of Benin, is where Pauline purchases her goods. She is on her seventh loan ALIDé and has repaid her loans. ALIDé loans have enabled her to improve her level of business, as well as her family’s living conditions. She’s requesting this loan to buy corn wholesale, wheat flour, and vegetable oil.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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