A loan of $475 helped to buy boxes of various kinds of buttons, satin, and linings.

Laure Damienne's story

Laure Damienne Z. was born on 14 April, 1969, and has lived for a dozen years in Cocotomey in Abomey Calavi, not far from Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Laure Damienne is married to Elie Kodjo. The couple have four children in their care, of whom two are their own and are in school. Laure Damienne lives with her husband and children. Both husband and wife provide for the family. Laure Damienne stopped her education very early on, and for the past 20 years she has been a dressmaker. Laure Damienne also sells sewing items in her workshop in Cocotomey. Laure Damienne gets her supplies at Dantokpa, the international market in Benin, and in Nigeria, a country bordering Benin. Laure Damienne has already benefited from one loan through ALIDÉ (one of Kiva's field partners), which she repaid properly. Laure Damienne hopes to gather enough funds to go and get supplies in Nigeria and enlarge her shop. This is why Laure Damienne is seeking a second loan through ALIDÉ.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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