A loan of $250 helped purchase of 13 lengths of cloth.


Badoussi's story

Born in January 1960 in Allada, in the Atlantique province, A. Badoussi is a widow raising two children, both enrolled in school and both her biological children. She has been living alone with her children in the Ahito neighborhood in Allada, for four years. She is the sole breadwinner for the family.

Badoussi never attended school. To support herself, she sells cloth in the market of Allada. She buys her inventory in Cotonou, economic capital of Bénin. She has been in this business for four years already and has received one loan from ALIDé. Her clientele has become ever more numerous and so as to satisfy their needs and increase her sales, she is requesting a second loan from ALIDé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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