A loan of $525 helped purchase of clothing and iceboxes.

Gisèle's story

Gisèle Z. was born on May 4, 1984. She has been living for eight years in the neighborhood of Djassin, the third arrondissement [municipal district] of Porto-Novo in Benin. Gisèle is married to Marius Afaton and is the mother of one child. The family lives together and the couple provides for the different needs of the family.

To meet her needs, Gisèle’s business activity is the door-to-door sale of clothing, perfumes and also of iceboxes. She gets her supplies in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. She has been practicing this activity for 10 years and has already received three loans from ALIDé. She has fully reimbursed the three loans she received.

Gisèle would like to increase the volume of her activity to better meet all the demands of her customers. However she cannot bring together the necessary financial means to succeed. For this reason, she is requesting a fourth loan from ALIDé in order to increase her working capital.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Veronique Fourment

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