A loan of $400 helped purchasing miscellaneous products (tooth paste, lotions, hair straighteners, other personal care products, batteries, etc.).

Reine Blanche S.'s story

Reine Blanche S. H. was born on September 7, 1980 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Reine Blanche has been living for 28 years in Agbalilame, in the community of Sémè-Poddji. Married to Théodore Adonon, a teacher, Reine Blanche is the mother of three; some of her children who to school. Reine Blanch lives together with her husband and children. The spouses take care of the family needs jointly. Riene Blanche stopped her studies after secondary level. For about a dozen years, Reine Blanche has been selling smiscellaneous items (personal care and beauty products, batteries, ballpoint pens, wrapping paper etc). As a secondary activity, she also sells yougurt. Reine Blanch stocks up in Dantokpa, at the international market of Benin. This is the third time that Reine Blanche is requesting a loan from ALIDé in order to expand her business, increasing her customer base and thus her profits.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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