A loan of $950 helped purchase goods for resale, such as canned sardines and tomatoes, pasta, soap and plastic bags.

Dona Georges's story

Dona Georges D. was born in 1975 in Aguégué, in the district of Ouémé. He is married to Félicienne Kpatinvoh, a hairdresser. Georges has three children, all of whom attend school. He has lived with his family in Ekpè, in the commune of Sèmè-Podji, for eight years. The couple shares the family’s responsibilities and expenses. George stopped attending school before high school. To support his family, he sells a variety of products, such as canned sardines, tomatoes, milk, peanut and palm oil, eggs, pasta, soap and plastic bags. His boutique is located in his home. He has had this business for five years. A seasoned client of ALIDé, he has already received and repaid three previous loans. He has requested this fourth loan to strengthen his business and improve sales which will increase his income.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Koza

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