A loan of $200 helped buying cassava.

Béti's story

Born in 1958 in Djeffa, in Benin, Ms. H. Béti is married to Mr. HOUESSOU Gbétodé, a farmer.  The couple have eight children, of whom four are in their care.  Only some of the children have had schooling.  For almost fifteen years, Béti has been living in the Gomin district, in the community of Sèmè-Podji.  The family lives together, and the couple share in covering their different family expenses. 

Béti did not attend school.  To support herself, she processes cassava tubers into cassava flour in her home and then sells her finished product to her customers.  She purchases her ingredients in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin.

This is the first time that Béti has requested financial aid from ALIDé in order to increase her inventory and to bring in more income.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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