A loan of $250 helped to buy 2 drums of local liquor, 3 sacks of beans, and 3 drums of vegetable oil.

Geneviève's story

D. Geneviève was born on May 14, 1977 in Athiémé, near the border of Togo, a country neighboring Benin.  She is married to AMEGNIKOU Daniel, a chauffeur.  The couple has four children, some of whom are in school.  For eight years, Geneviève has been living with her husband and children in the Hèdomey district in Cocotomey, not far from Cotonou. She comes to her husband Daniel's aid to meet family expenses. 

Geneviève has never been to school.  For four years, she has been selling a local liquor (commonly called sodabi) and also food (beans) in her stall at her home.  She supplies herself from Dantokpa, the international market of Benin, and also from Adja in Mono, in Benin. 

She has already had an ALIDé loan, which she has repaid.  With the aim of expanding her business and selling more goods, she's requesting a second loan from ALIDé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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