A loan of $325 helped to purchase wood, diesel fuel, soap, pasta, and couscous.

Christine's story

M. Christine is married and has two children, a boy and a girl. Her daughter recently took the Bac and will attend university next year. Her son is 14 years old and is in school. For three years, she has been running a small general store where she sells various goods. She buys her products at the Ouando Market in Porto-Novo.

Christine’s brother helped her open her shop a few years ago. After acquiring her first loan from Alidé, a Kiva Field Partner in Benin, Christine was able to start selling gasoline. Christine is seeking a second loan from Alidé in order to restock her store. In particular, she would like to buy wood, diesel fuel, soap, pasta, and couscous. With more financial resources, she hopes to someday acquire the funds to buy a grinder that turns corn into flour.

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