A loan of $350 helped buying canned foods, mayonnaise, and sacks of rice.

Félicienne's story

S. Félicienne was born on March 7, 1975 in Ouidah, a historic village in Benin.  She is married to KIKI Gérard, an automobile painter.  The couple has three children who are all in school.  The family lives in Sègbèya, a district in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin.  The couple provides for the family jointly. 

To address her needs and to ensure that her children's needs are met, she sells a variety of goods (pasta, canned foods, milk, mayonnaise, rice) and also cloth, out of her home.  Dantokpa, the international market of Benin, is where she stocks up. 

Félicienne has eight years of experience in this trade and is now on her third ALIDé loan.  She repaid the two loans she had obtained from ALIDé.  Right now, she is meeting with a few financial difficulties.  She would like to increase her working capital and to grow her business, so as to satisfy her customers better.  For these reasons, she's requesting a third loan from ALIDé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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