A loan of $350 helped buy shoes.


Célestine's story

Célestine H. was born 1 January 1983 in Benin. She is married to Urbain KPATOUKPA, and is the mother of two children, both attending school.

Célestine has been living for 12 years in the Djidjè borough of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. She lives with her children and her husband, and helps her husband manage the various family expenses, thanks to the income generated by her activity.

Indeed, she sells shoes in Dantokpa, Benin’s international marketplace, and gets her supplies from Lomé in Togo, a country neighbouring Benin.

Célestine had already been granted two loans from ALIDé, and repaid both in full. She is now requesting another loan to increase the level of her activity and provide a better response to customer demand.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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