A loan of $225 helped buying 24 dozen pieces of plastic ware.


Rachelle's story

B. Rachelle was born around 1973 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin, but has been living for six years in the Dodji Dangban district in Allada, a city in Atlantique County. Married to SONON Antoine, a mason, she is the mother of five children who are all in school. She lives together with her husband and children. The couple jointly ensure that family expenses are covered. Rachelle never attended school. To meet her needs, she sells plastic ware at the Sèkou market. She has been in this business for six years and gets her supplies in Cotonou. She has already had an ALIDé loan, which she has repaid. She would like to raise her level of business in order to satisfy her customers more, but she lacks sufficient funds to do so. This is why Rachelle is requesting a second loan from ALIDé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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