A loan of $200 helped purchase of used clothing.

Pierrette's story

K. Pierrette was born on June 29, 1974 and is married to AGUINDE Gilbert, a tailor. The couple have five children, all enrolled in school, of whom three still depend on their parents. For seven years, Pierrette has been living in the Djeffa neighborhood, in the township of Sèmè-Podji, with her children and her husband. The couple share the task of supporting their family.

Pierrette only attended primary school. For five years, she has been selling used clothing in Dantokpa, the international market of Bénin. This business brings in income that allows her to support herself and the children. She buys her goods in the Missèbo market in Cotonou. It is the first time that Pierrette is requesting a loan from ALIDé, in order to increase her working capital and expand her business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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