A loan of $275 helped purchase of hair extension and cosmetic supplies.

Madinatou's story

Madinatou H. was born in 1978 in Benin. Madinatou has been living in the Hindé area of Cotonou, Benin's economic capital, for 15 years. Married to François KOUKPAKI, Madinatou is a mother of two children. They both attend school. Madinatou lives together with her children and her husband. The couple provides for another child in addition to their own. The husband is the main provider for the family; however, Madinatou assists her husband in the care and education of the children. Madinatou did not go to school, but she learned hairdressing. Madinatou has been in this business for over 5 years. Aside from this business, Madinatou sells hair extensions, cosmetics and various other items (incl. confectionery) in her studio in Hindé. Madinatou gets her supplies from Dantokpa, Benin's International market. Madinatou has already been granted two loans from ALIDé and paid them back without incident. Madinatou is requesting a third loan from ALIDé with the objective of reinforcing her activity and increasing her customers' satisfaction.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler

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