A loan of $350 helped purchasing firewood and sacks of coal for re-sale.


Edith's story

Edith A. was born around 1961 in Gbecon, Porto-Novo, the administrative and political capital of the Republic of Benin. She is married and the mother of six children. Edith and her family live in Yèvié, a neighbourhood of Porto-Novo. She works selling firewood and coal. This revenue-generating activity is going through a period of growth as her clientele has increased. However, as she lacks the financial means to re-stock quickly and supply this heavy demand efficiently, Edith has turned to Kiva Partner Alidé in order to strengthen her working capital so she can increase her sales volume.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Emily Martyn



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