A loan of $150 helped buying corn, fish, and condiments.

Agnès's story

Born in 1955 in Porto-Novo, the administrative capital of Benin, Ms. B. Agnès has been living in PK11, in the town of Sèmè-Podji, Benin, for fifteen years. She is a widow and the mother of six children, of whom two are still in her care. She lives alone with her children.

Agnès attended primary school only. To support herself, she sells food (cornmeal polenta, sauce, rice, etc.) She has been in this business for twelve years and gets her supplies at Dantokpa, the international market of Benin.

She is a new beneficiary of ALIDé. In high demand by her customers, she has the ambition of bolstering her business and expanding her display of goods, so as to cope with the ever-growing demand. For these reasons, Agnès is requesting her first loan from ALIDé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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