A loan of $700 helped buy sheets, drapes, scarves, etc.

Sahadatou's story

Sahadatou M. was born 13 October 1961 in Porto-Novo, the administrative capital of Benin. For the past 40 years, Sahadatou lived in the Kpondéhou borough of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. She is married to Salami Sadikou and is the mother of three children, all attending (or having attended) school. The couple share the handling of family expenses.

Some thirty years ago Sahadatou began the retail sales of sheets, drapes and scarves in Dantokpa, Benin’s international marketplace. This revenue-generating activity helped her meet her financial responsibilities. She gets her products from Lomé in Togo and also from Nigeria, a country neighbouring Benin.

This is the second time Sahadatou is requesting financial support from ALIDé, seeking to strengthen her activity and respond to the ever-increasing demands of her customers. Sahadatou has fully reimbursed her first loan.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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