A loan of $250 helped to buy plant roots (traditional medicine) and "cuire dents" (wooden chewing sticks).

Anagonou's story

Anagonou A. was born in 1963 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Since her birth, she's been living in Cadjèhoun, in Cotonou. She's married to Norbert ALLIMENTIN, a mason, and she's the mother of two school-attending children. Anagonou has another child to support, in addition to her own. The couple lives together in Cadjèhoun with their children. Anagonou helps her husband with the family expenses. In order to do so, she's been selling, for about twelve years, plant roots (traditional medicine) as well as "cuire dents" (wooden chewing sticks) as an ambulant saleswoman. She gets her supplies in Dantokpa, an international market in Benin. She already benefited from two loans from Kiva's partner, Alidé, and repaid them without problems. In order to bolster her working capital and expand her business, she's seeking her third loan from Alidé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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