A loan of $250 helped to buy bags of maize.

Zansi's story

Zansi Z. was born in 1958 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Zansi is a widowed mother of three children, all in school, of whom two are still in her care. Zansi lives with her two children in the Agbodjèdo area in Cotonou. She provides for the family by herself. Zansi never went to school. To meet her various needs, she runs a business selling maize, as well as shrimp, at her home. As a secondary business, Zansi prepares and sells akassa ( a local food made from cornstarch). She gets her supplies at Dantokpa, the international market in Benin. She is a longstanding client of ALIDÉ (one of Kiva's field partners), having already obtained four previous loans that were all repaid properly. Zansi wants to strengthen her business and increase her stock of products, in order to better meet requests of her clientele. It is thus to raise the level of her business that Zansi is seeking a fifth loan through ALIDÉ.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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