A loan of $375 helped to buy 5 cans of palm oil and 5 boxes of shoes.


Adjouavi's story

Adjouavi L. was born February 27, 1961 in Allada, in the Atlantique department. She has lived all her life in the Dogoudo neighborhood of Allada. Married to Séraphin HOUNTONDJI, a mason, Adjouavi is the mother of six children, all in school. Only three of the children are in the couple’s care. Adjouavi and her husband live together with their children.

Adjouavi only attended primary school. As a means of support, she runs a business in Allada selling palm oil, with a secondary trade in footwear. She has been doing this for about ten years. With the income generated by her activity, Adjouavi fully participates in meeting the family’s expenses. She gets her stocks in Cotonou, Benin's economic capital, and in Allada.

Adjouavi has previously received two loans from ALIDé, both fully repaid. Customer demand for her products is growing steadily, so she is requesting a third loan to enhance her activity by increasing her stocks and better serve her customers. In the future, Adjouavi hopes to acquire a piece of land to build a house.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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