A loan of $650 helped to buy shoes, bags, and food.


Annick Jeannine's story

Annick is married and has four children, ages 18, 14, 7, and 5. She runs a store on the edge of town in Porto-Novo, the capital of Benin. At her store, she sells shoes, clothing, bags, and fabrics. Outside of her store, she sells cookies and other snacks. Annick has been running this business for two years. Before, she worked at a store in another part of the city. Annick buys her goods in Lome, Togo, which is a few hours away from Porto-Novo. It is expensive to cross the border, but she goes to Lome because of its diverse selection of products. Annick is seeking a loan from Alide, a Kiva Field Partner, in order to strengthen her activity. She would like to buy more bags, shoes, and food to sell.



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