A loan of $275 helped purchase of cloth and costume jewelry.


Pauline Menongbé's story

Pauline Menongbé S. was born in 1966 in Porto-Novo, the administrative capital of Bénin. Pauline Menongbé is married to KOUGBENOU Dansou, a chauffeur. The couple have six children for whom they are still responsible. The family has been living in Adjarra in the commune of Porto-Novo for 21 years.



Pauline Menongbé and her husband support their family together. Pauline Menongbé has been selling cloth, coverlets, and costume jewelry on foot through the neighborhoods for 10 years. She has already received two loans from ALIDé, loans that she reimbursed apropriately. She is now requesting a third loan from ALIDé to be used to grow her business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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