A loan of $225 helped to buy body lotions, school supplies, and canned goods.

Laurence's story

Laurence H. was born on 10 August 1971 and lives in Vodjè in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Married to Edmond Ahossi, a commercial agent, Laurence is the mother of two children, and has one other child in her care. All of the children are in school. Laurence lives together with her children and husband. The couple provide for the family together. Laurence ended her studies in secondary school. To contribute to meeting the family's expenses, Laurence sells various items (peanut cookies, school supplies, canned goods, etc.) and cosmetics in her district. Laurence gets her supplies at Dantokpa, the international market in Benin. She has run this business for 4 years, and is a longtime client of ALIDÉ (one of Kiva's field partners), having already obtained four loans, all of which she repaid properly. Laurence is seeking a fifth loan with ALIDÉ in order to strengthen her business and generate a larger income by raising her sales.

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