A loan of $250 helped to buy various goods (canned foods, sugar, vegetable oil, rice).

Emilienne's story

O. Emilienne was born on September 19, 1977 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin.  She is married to GBEGAN Constant, a soldier.  The couple has two children to support.  One of them is theirs and in school. For three years already, she has lived in Kouhounou, a district of Cotonou, with her husband and children.  Her husband Constant is the only one financially responsible for the family. 

Emilienne attended school through the secondary level.  For five years in her home, she has been selling a variety of items (soaps, Omo, canned foods, sardines, milk, peas, tomatoes, chili peppers, rice, vegetable oil, sugar, etc.)  She stocks up at Dantokpa, the international market of Benin. 

She once had an ALIDé loan, which she repaid.  To grow her business more and to diversify it, she's requesting another loan from ALIDé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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