A loan of $350 helped grains (sacks of corn and rice), and various goods (boxes of soap, canned foods, sugar).


Alimatou's story

S. Alimatou was born in 1969 in Dassa in the hills of Benin.  Married to GOUNDOMEDE Barthélémy, she is the mother of four children, of whom three are in her care.  All of the children are in school and live with their parents in the Tokpota district in Porto-Novo, the administrative capital of Benin.  Alimatou works in aid of her husband to support the family.

Alimatou attended primary school only.  For twenty years, she has sold staple foods (rice, corn, cassava flour, etc.) and a variety of goods (soaps, sugar, batteries, canned foods, Omo, etc.) in her shop found at the Ave Maria crossroad in Porto-Novo.

She is a previous ALIDé client who has repaid the two loans she obtained from ALIDé.  With the aim of bolstering her capital and growing her business during this year-end holiday period, she's requesting a third loan from ALIDé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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