A loan of $325 helped purchase of fabric.

Raoufath's story

Born in 1977 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Bénin, Raoufath O. has lived for around ten years in the Agbodjèdo district of Cotonou. Raoufath is married to Latifou GBADAMASSI, a printer, and has three children, all of whom are at school. Raoufath lives alone with her children and provides for their various needs herself. She has never been to school. She has for almost seven years been running a business selling fabrics and beauty products on a door-to-door basis. She gets her supplies in Dantokpa, Bénin's international market, and in Lomé in Togo. Raoufath has benefited in the past from two loans from ALIDé and repaid them correctly. Today, she is applying for a third loan with a view to increasing the level of her activity and to being able to respond better to her customers' demands. Indirectly this would allow her to make more money and improve her life.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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