A loan of $350 helped to buy various items (canned food, food paste, rice, tomatoes).


Françoise's story

Françoise F. was born on 4 June 1967 and has lived for eight years in the Cadjèhoun district of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Married to Victorin Ade, Françoise has one child who is not yet in school. The couple provides for the family together. Not having had the chance to go to school, Françoise has sold akassa (a local food made from corn starch) in bulk, as well as other items (tomatoes, rice, food pastes, etc.) for twelve years in her locality. Françoise makes her purchases at Dantokpa, the international market in Benin. Françoise is a longstanding client of ALIDÉ (one of Kiva's field partners) and has repaid her loans properly. With a view to extend her business so as to satisfy the demands of her clientele and to realize more savings, Françoise is seeking a new loan through ALIDÉ.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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