A loan of $425 helped to buy sacks of corn, rice, bean, beans, and cassava flour.

Christin Gisèle's story

L. Christin Gisèle is married to JIDONOU Nicolas, who is a furniture maker. She and Nicolas have four children who are all schooled but no longer in their care. The family lives in Sègbèya in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Christin Gisèle and Nicolas jointly ensure that family expenses are covered.

What Christin Gisèle sells are staple foods (red and white beans, rice, corn, sorghum, millet, cassava flour, etc.). She purchases her goods in Dantokpa, the grand international marketplace of Benin.

She has had an ALIDé loan before, which she has repaid. She’s requesting this second loan to develop her business further.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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