A loan of $250 helped to purchase various vegetables and sauces.

Dorcas's story

A. Dorcas was born in 1978 in Avrankou, within the county of Ouémé in Bénin. Dorcas lives in Vakon Azohouè, not far from Porto-Novo, and is married to Djoi Jonas, a driver. The couple has four children, all of whom are attending school. Dorcas lives with her husband and children. Together, Dorcas and her husband pay for the family's expenses.

For the past 20 years, Dorcas has sold vegetables and sauces in Ouando, which is in Porto-Novo. Dorcas purchases her supplies in Ikpinlè and in Dangbo, in the south of Benin. She has previously benefitted from 3 loans with ALIDé, all of which she fully repaid. In order to grow her business and better satisfy the needs of her clientele, Dorcas is requesting a fourth loan from ALIDé. Dorcas hopes to purchase a parcel of land and later build her own home, with the help of her business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Margot Bonner

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