A loan of $250 helped purchasing apples in crates.


Odette's story

Born in 1974 in Porto-Novo, the administrative capital of Benin, Odette D. has been living for nearly eight years in the Abokicodji district of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Odette is married to Germain Tovitchele, a driver. They have a child attending school; they all live together. The household expenses are borne by both Odette and her husband. Odette did not much attend school. For about ten years, she has been selling apples and grapes in Cotonou. Odette gets her supplies in the neighboring country of Nigeria. She is requesting financial help from Alidé for the first time, in order to increase her capital and her stock of goods, to her customers better satisfaction.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Viviane Reignier



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