A loan of $675 helped purchasing containers for water and spare parts for a press.

Céline Ohoué's story

Céline Ohoué H. was born in 1957 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. She has lived in Agblangandan, in the Sèmè-Podji region, for the past 35 years. She is married to Simon Houssa, a tailor, and is the mother of four school-age children, with another child also in her care. The family lives together in Agblangandan and the couple share the responsibilities of looking after their family. Céline Ohoué never went to school.
For the past 25 years Céline Ohoué has sold 'pure water', pumpwater, for a living. She also owns a tomato press that she runs from home. She sources her goods from the Benin international market. She is an existing client of ALIDé, having already received five loans, which have all been repaid successfully. Céline Ohoué is seeking a sixth loan from ALIDé in order to invest in her business to help meet customer demand.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Treharne

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