A loan of $400 helped buy bags of yams and onions.


Félicienne's story

Born June 3, 1971 in Karimama (North of Benin), Félicienne T. has lived for the past twelve years in Lom-Nava, a neighbourhood of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Married to Joachim BABA TOUNDE, a chauffeur, Félicienne is the mother of four children who all attend school. She joins forces with her husband to make ends meet. Félicienne sells yams, sweet potatoes and onions. She gets her supplies from Dantokpa, Benin’s international marketplace, and sells her products from her home. Félicienne has not attended school, but has been commercially active for the past seven years. She was already granted four loans from ALIDé, all of which were repaid in full. Félicienne wants to strengthen and broaden her activities, but has very little means to do so, which is why she is requesting a fifth loan.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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