A loan of $350 helped buy pieces of fabric and haberdashery articles.

Laure's story

Laure A. was born October 30, 1975 and has been living for the past 19 years in PK10 Marina, in the Sèmè-Podji district of Benin. She is married to Donald AGBO, a computer specialist. The couple have three children, but only some of them are educated. Laure lives together with her husband and children, and the couple share household expenses. Laure has only attended primary school, after which she learned sewing.

Laure has been sewing for approximately ten years. She also sells fabrics and haberdashery supplies from her home-based workshop. She goes to Dantokpa, Benin's international market, for her supplies.

Laure is a former client of ALIDé, having already been granted three loans by the organisation, all of which were repaid in full. She would like to increase her activities so that she can give better response to customer requests. This is why she is now applying for a fourth loan from ALIDé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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