A loan of $325 helped buying a variety of goods (sauce condiments, pasta, canned foods, etc.).

Claire's story

D. Claire was born in 1986 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin.  She is unmarried and has no children yet.  She therefore lives by herself and covers her own expenses by herself.  Nearly sixteen years ago, she settled in the Avotrou district in Cotonou. 

Claire did not attend school.  To meet her needs, she has a business selling sauce condiments and a variety of other goods (pasta, canned tomatoes and sardines, eggs, couscous, peas, etc.) at the Avotrou market in Cotonou.  Dantokpa, the international market of Benin, is where she purchases her different supplies.  She has been in this business for three years and has already benefited from two loans that she has repaid. 

To cope with the more and more numerous demands of her customers, Claire is requesting a third loan that will enable her to raise her business level a bit more and to satisfy her customers further.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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