A loan of $225 helped buying sauce condiments (fresh tomatoes, onions, chili peppers, etc.), palm oil, vegetables, etc.

Antoinette's story

A. Antoinette was born on June 13, 1972.  She is married to DOSSA Denis.  Antoinette, who is illiterate, is the mother of three children, all in school.  The family has been living for ten years in Agbodjêdo, a district in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin.  All family expenses are covered by the couple

Antoinette sells food (cornmeal mash, rice) and also condiments and palm oil in Cotonou.  She has been in this business for about seventeen years.  She makes her purchases at Zongo, a market in Cotonou.  To improve and strengthen her business, she is requesting a new loan from ALIDé.  The former loans she received from ALIDé have indeed been repaid.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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