A loan of $200 helped purchase of a bale of secondhand clothing.


Agnès's story

Agnès K. D. was born in 1956 and is married to Etienne Awissou, a gardener. The couple have four children, some of whom are in school. The family have lived for about five years in Cocotomey in the community of Abomey Calavi. Together with her husband, Agnès helps pays the family expenses thanks to her business income. Not having gone to school, she sells secondhand clothing and cosmetic sponges on foot, which allows her to meet her needs. Agnès buys her products in Dantokpa, the international market of Benin. She has been engaged in this business for the last four years and has already obtained two loans through ALIDé, both of which she has repaid in full. With the goal of growing her business and gaining more customers, Agnès is requesting another loan to increase her income.

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