A loan of $250 helped buy bread and various products (canned goods, milk, pasta, toilet paper, etc.).

Antoinette's story

Born in 1964 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin, Antoinette M. is married to Théophile ASSOTO and is mother of three children, all having attended (or still attending) school. One of the three children is no longer under her care. The family lives in the Abokicodji neighborhood of Cotonou, and Antoinette assists her husband with the various children-related expenses.

To make ends meet, Antoinette sells bread and various products from her home (canned goods, milk, pasta, toilet paper, etc.). She gets her supplies from Dantokpa, Benin’s international market.

She is a regular client of ALIDé, having already been granted four previous loans, all reimbursed in full. She would like to strengthen her activity and increase her stock supply, in reaction to customer demand. She also wants to generate more income to help her husband with household expenses. This is why she is requesting a fifth loan from ALIDé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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