A loan of $300 helped to purchase fresh fish.


Zinsi's story

VidjinnagniI Zinsi was born in 1974 and has lived for about 25 years in Fiégnon in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. She is married to Atyogbe Joseph, who is a fisherman. Zinsi is the mother of three children, all of whom attend school. She lives with her husband and their children. Together, the couple handles their family's needs and expenses. Zinsi did not attend school.

In order to handle her needs and those of her children, Zinsi sells smoked fish in Dantokpa, the international market of Benin and also from her house. As a secondary business, Zinsi also sells firewood. Zinsi has had 15 years experience in her business. She is an old client of ALIDé and has already received 3 loans from ALIDé, all of which have been fully repaid. Zinsi wants to strengthen her business and be able to better handle the growing needs of here many clientele. It is for this reason that Zinsi is requesting a third loan from ALIDé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Margot Bonner



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