A loan of $425 helped to purchase 6 bags of beans, 3 sacks of cassava flour and 5 cans of liquor.

Geneviève's story

Genevieve D. was born May 14, 1977 in Athiémé. She is married to Daniel AMEGNIKOU, a driver. The couple has five dependent children, four of which are their own children. About nine years ago, the family moved to Hêdomey in the town of Abomey Calavi. Genevieve helps her husband to provide for the family.

Genevieve did not attend school. To meet the family’s expenses, she prepares dishes (beans with cassava flour) that she sells from her home. As a sideline, Genevieve also sells liquor. She gets her stocks in Dantokpa, the international market of Benin, and also in Adja, located in Mono. Genevieve has been in this business for five years and has already obtained two loans, which were fully repaid.

With customer demand increasing steadily, Genevieve wishes to stock up on supplies and expand her business. This is why she is seeking a third loan. In the future, she would also like to sell bags of beans.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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