A loan of $250 helped buying clothing, undergarments, and sandals.

Marcelline's story

Ms. T. Marcelline was born in 1977 and is married to Mr. AGBOGBE Virgile, a mechanic.  The couple have two children who are both in school.  About ten years ago, she settled in the Fidjrossè district in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin, where she lives with her husband and children.  The couple share in covering their different family expenses. 

Marcelline did not attend school.  For about eight years, she has been selling various goods (clothing for children, undergarments, flip-flop sandals, cassava flour, etc.) out of her home.  She purchases her goods at Dantokpa, the international market of Benin. 

She has already had two loans, which were repaid.  With the goal of bolstering her business and growing her customer base, Marcelline is requesting a third loan from ALIDé in order to make more profit.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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