A loan of $350 helped buying sacks of yams and sauce condiments (tomatoes, onions, chili peppers, etc.).

Delphine's story

D. Delphine was born in 1964 in Benin.  She has been living for about ten years in Cadjèhoun, in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin.  Married to LAROU Nicolas, an entrepreneur, she is the mother of four children who are all in school.  The couple has another child to support in addition to their own.  The family lives together in Cadjèhoun. The couple is covering family expenses jointly. 

Delphine did not attend school.  To provide for her needs and those of her children, she sells pounded yams served with peanut sauce (a much-loved food of the Beninese people) across from the Finance Ministry in Benin.  She has been in this business for about ten years.  She stocks up from Dantokpa, the international market of Benin. 

She is a previous ALIDé client having already had two loans from this micro-finance institution.  And the loans have indeed been repaid. Delphine is requesting a third loan from ALIDé in order to expand her business further and to satisfy her customers more.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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