A loan of $400 helped purchasing various products (soap, cookies, hair extensions, rice, manioc flour, etc.).

G. Blandine's story

G. Blandine A. was born on May 31, 1984 in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Blandine is not yet married and doesn’t have children. She lives alone in Lokokoukoume, in the community of Sémè-Podji, where she has lived for about 21 years already. Blandine stopped her studies at the secondary level. In order to support herself, for the last five year she has been selling various products (rise, manioc flour, insecticides, soap, cookies, hair extensions etc). Blandine stocks up at Dantokpa, the international market of Benin, and sells out of her home. Blandien already had two previous loans from ALIDé and repaid them well. At present, Blandine would like to increase her stock in order to increase her customer base and better meet different customers’ needs, which is hwy she is seeking a third loan from ALIDé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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