A loan of $225 helped to buy three truck loads of firewood.

Rosalie Viviane's story

Rosalie Viviane D. was born in 1979 in Lalo in Benin. Married to Jacques Agbo, a reseller of used parts, Rosalie Viviane is the mother of six children. Not all of the children attend school. Rosalie Viviane lives together with her children and husband in Havie, several kilometers from Cotonou, the economic captal of Benin. Rosalie Viviane has lived in this neighborhood for 5 years. Together, the couple support the needs of their family.Rosalie Viviane has not attended school. For the past three years she has assisted her husband with selling firewood from their home. As a second business, Rosalie Viviane sells corn. She acquires her supplies of wood from the forests around Adja in Benin. She would like to increase the size of her business. For this reason she is requesting this, her first loan from ALIDe.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Dave Gibbons

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