A loan of $500 helped buying beauty products, shoes, and bags.

Eyi Ablanvi Hélenia's story

B. Eyi Ablanvi Hélenia was born on November 20, 1977 in Sègbohouè, in Atlantique county, Benin.  She is married to SOSSOUVE Thierry and has in her care four children, who are all in school.  Two of the children are her own.  For almost four years, Hélenia has been living with her family in the Midombo district in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. 

Hélenia has attended middle school.  To make sure that family expenses are covered, she sell beauty products, and cloth and shoes on the side, in her store located at the Midombo market.  She gets her supplies at Dantokpa, the international market of Benin.

This is the second time that Hélenia has requested a loan from ALIDé for increasing her operating capital and raising her level of business.  The first loan she obtained was repaid.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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