A loan of $350 helped buy bags of wheat flour and cans of peanut oil.

Vicencias's story

Vicencias K. was born around 1960 and has been living for the past 10 years in the Lokokoukoumé area of Sèmè-podji, in Benin. Vicencias is married to Etienne BONOU, a refrigeration specialist. The couple have six children, all educated, of which three are still under their care. Vicencias lives together with her husband and children, and the couple share household expenses. Vicencias has only attended primary school.

To meet her needs over the past three years, Vicencias has been selling fritters and pâté (foodstuff made from wheat flour, sugar and oil) from her home. She gets her supplies from Dantokpa, Benin's international market.

Vicencias has already been granted three loans that were fully reimbursed to ALIDé. Given the increasing number of requests from her customers, Vicencias is unable to satisfy all of them. This is why she is now requesting a fourth loan from ALIDé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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