A loan of $350 helped purchase of hair extensions, hair straightener products, oil and ointments for hair and other beauty products.

G. Améline's story

Améline G. G. was born in 1979 and is married to Zachée KPADONOU, an innkeeper. The couple does not yet have any children, but are supporting one child. For almost two years, Améline has been living with her husband and the child in their care in Atropocodji in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. The couple together provides for the family’s expenses.

Améline only attended elementary school. For close to twelve years, Améline has been selling toiletries and beauty products door-to –door, as well as hair extensions. She has already received two loans from the institution; those loans have been fully repaid.

In order to increase her stock of goods and to satisfy her customers, Améline is requesting a third loan from ALIDé. Améline wishes to meet her household needs with the income from her activity.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Veronique Fourment

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