A loan of $250 helped purchasing cloth.


Delphine's story

Delphine S. was born on 20 November 1976 at Ouidah, a historic city in Benin. Married to Bertin Gouedou, Delphine is responsibile for three children, all of whom are educated and live with the couple in the Agontinkon neighborhood of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Delphine moved to this neighborhood three years ago. The couple work together to take care of the family. In order to take care of her needs and to bring financial support to her husband, Delphine sells typical African-style cloth (such as Bazins, Hitarget) and suits through the distribution system. She stocks up on materials in Dantokpa, the international market in Benin, and at Lomé in Togo. Delphine would like to increase the level of her activity and respond better to the multiple demands of her clients. It is for this reason that Delphine is soliciting, for the first time, a loan from ALIDé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chloé Tuot



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