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A loan of $400 helped to buy manioc flour, boxes of fish, and sauce condiments.

Elisabeth's story

Elisabeth was born around 1960 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Elisabeth is married to Gabriel, a commercial agent. Elisabeth is the mother of three children. With her husband, Elisabeth provides for her family. Elisabeth sells manioc flour, smoked fish, and sauce condiments, all at her house. Elisabeth has gained fifteen years of experience in this business. Elisabeth has already received four loans through ALIDÉ (one of Kiva's field partners) for her business; these loans were all repaid properly. Elisabeth is seeking a fifth loan to generate large stockpiles of her products.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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