A loan of $300 helped achat de sacs de maïs et des condiments de sauce.


Emilienne's story

Emilienne D. was born on the 19th March 1972 and is married to Sebastien Gbetinde, a quilter. The couple have four children in their care, of which 3 are their own children. It's been four years since the family settled in the Yabe district of Cotonou, economic capital of Benin. Emilienne and her husband together cover all the household expenses. To achieve this, Emilienne prepares and sells food (corn paste) in Cotonou. Emilienne buys her products in Dantokpa, Benin's international market. She is a longterm client of ALIDe, having taken out 6 loans, all of which have been diligently repaid. In order to strengthen her business, and to better face the growing demands of her clientele, Emilienne is requesting another loan.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Kate Bennett



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