A loan of $450 helped to buy firewood wholesale.

G. Véronique's story

K. G. Véronique was born in 1974 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin.  Married to ANAGO Josia, a retailer, she is the mother of three children who are all in school.  For twelve years, she has been living in the Kpondéhou district in Cotonou with her husband and children.  She works in aid of her husband to meet family expenses. 

Véronique has not been to school.  That's why, for eleven years, she has been selling firewood at Dantokpa, the international market of Benin.  Her secondary business involves selling sauce condiments (tomatoes, onions, etc.)  She gets her supplies in Adja in Mono and in Ekpè, on the road to Porto-Novo (the administrative capital of Benin). 

Véronique is a previous ALIDé client who repays her loans.  With the aim of expanding her business further and growing her customer base, she's requesting a fifth loan from ALIDé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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