A loan of $275 helped buying sacks of corn and cassava flour.


Marthe's story

Mr. ZOGBLATI Henri, a mechanic. The couple have four children, who are all in school. With her husband and children, she has been living in the Agla district, in Cotonou, for fifteen years. The couple share in meeting their various family expenses. To ensure their needs are met, Marthe sells corn and cassava flour out of her home. She purchases her supplies from Dantokpa, the international market of Benin, and also from Godomey, in the town of Abomey-Calavi. Marthe has been in this business for thirteen years and has already had two loans with ALIDé. These two loans have indeed been repaid. Facing the burgeoning customer demand, she is requesting a third loan from ALIDé with the aim of augmenting her inventory of goods and satisfying her customers more.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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