A loan of $200 helped buying 2 baskets of tomatoes, 3 baskets of chili peppers, and 2 sacks of cassava flour.

Henriette's story

Ms. A. Henriette was born in 1984 in Tori, in Benin. Married to Mr. AYOSSO Didier, a mechanic, she is the mother of one child, who is in school, and has another child to support. Henriette has been living with her husband and two children for about eight years in the Cocotomey district, in the community of Abomey Calavi. She helps out her husband financially with regards to their family expenses, thanks to the revenues from her business.

Henriette did not attend school. She has been selling sauce condiments and staple foods (rice, cassava flour, etc.) out of her home. She purchases her supplies at Dantokpa, the international market of Benin.

She has already had two loans from ALIDé that have both been repaid. She would like to expand her business and to respond better to customer demand. Later on, Henriette has the ambition to open a store for selling her products.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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