A loan of $500 helped to buy bales of used clothes.

Martine's story

Martine K. was born in 1968 in Avrankou, in the Department of Ouémé. Martine is married to Alfred Tiko and is the mother of 3 children, all of whom have been educated. Martine and her family have lived in the Agbodjèdo neighborhood of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin, for about 3 years. Together with her husband, Martine faces the varied challenges of managing the household. Martine has not been to school. For the past ten years, Martine has sold used clothes in Dantokpa, the international market of Benin, which has allowed her to meet her needs and those of her family. This is the second time Martine has sought a loan from ALIDé, with the goal of building her business and her client base. Martine repaid her first loan on time.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Eileen Jessop

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