A loan of $250 helped to purchase cloth in bulk.


A. Pauline's story

G. A. Pauline was born in 1970 in Allada, in the county of Atlantique in Benin. For the past 15 years, Pauline has lived in the neighborhood of Cadjèhoun in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. She is married to Vezoundan Justin, a driver; Pauline is the mother of four children, all of whom are attending school. Pauline also cares for two additional children. Pauline lives with her husband and their children. She did not have the opportunity to go to school. For the past 20 years, Pauline has sold fabric ("bazins"- a traditional West African fabric) through her distribution system. She supplies herself in Dantokpa, which is Benin's international market. Pauline is an old client of ALIDé and has fully repaid her previous loans. In order to increase her business' stock and to satisfy her clientele's requests in preparation for the end of year holidays, Pauline is requesting a third loan with ALIDé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Margot Bonner



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