A loan of $475 helped purchase of kola nuts, stove wicks, and local condiments.

Rali's story

S. Rali was born on August 11, 1958 in Cameroun in Africa. Rali has been living since childhood in the Agbokou district in Porto-Novo, administrative capital of Bénin. Rali is a widow and the mother of two children, one of whom is still under her care. Rali lives alone with her children and she is the only breadwinner for the little family.

Rali never went to school. To support her children, Rali has been selling kolas (local products), stove wicks, bottles and 'adindon', used locally to make stews, for some 10 years in the market of Ouando in Porto-Novo. Rali does her buying in Adjarra, a village situated not far from Porto-Novo.

She has been a client of ALIDé for a long time and has already received two loans that she has repaid correctly. Rali is requesting a third loan from ALIDé to grow her little business and her clientele so that she can better cater for the needs of her children.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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