A loan of $225 helped purchase of 150 packs of water and 20 telephone recharge cards.

Noelie's story

Noelie C. was born on 26th December 1984 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Bénin. She has lived for almost 20 years in Cococodji in the municipality of Abomey Calavi. Noelie has one child who is at school, but she no longer lives with her husband.She has sole responsibility for all expenses relating to her child. Noelie left school during secondary level. For around five years she has had an activity selling "pur water" (packs of water) in her shop in Cococodji. As a secondary activity she sells recharge cards for telephones in her shop. Noeli gets her supplies in Dantokpa, Bénin's international market, and also at the market in Cococodji. It is the first time she has requested a loan from ALIDé, in order to strengthen her business and satisfy her customers more readily.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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