A loan of $250 helped purchase of bags of corn, sugar and coco.

Emilienne's story

D. Emilienne is born in 1984 in Azowlisse, a village located around Porto-Novo, the administrative capital of Benin. Emelienne has been living in Takon Aidjedo in Porto-Novo for eight years. She is married to ZANMENOU Marcellin, a carpenter. Emelienne is the mother of two children, all in school and she lives with her children and husband.The couple supports each other with the family expenses.Emelienne has been in this business of selling porridge( made of corn) with peanuts for five years. She gets her supplies at Takon near Porto-Novo and sells her products from door to door. Emelienne is an old customer of ALIDe having obtained two loans from ALIDe and repaid correctly. In view of expanding her working capital and increasing the quantity of porridge made daily to better satisfy her clientele, she is requesting a third loan from ALIDe.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Cletus Kuunifaa

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