A loan of $625 helped purchasing groceries (rice, beans, corn) and sauce condiments.

Gbossèdé Célestine's story

Gbossèdé Célestine H. was born on July 31, 1976 in Adjohon, in the Ouémé district. Married to Rémi Alanmenou, Célestine is the mother of four children, two of whom are in her care. For five years, Célestine has been living together with her children and husband in the PK11 neighborhood in the Sèmè-Podji community. The spouses jointly take care of various family needs. Célestine has had very little schooling. To support herself, Célestine prepares food for sale (rice, beans, soft-boiled polenta, eggs, etc) in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. Celestine purchases her groceries in Cotonou. She has been in this business for three years and already obtained a loan from ALIDé before, repaying it well. Facing an increase in customer demand, Célestine would like to bolster her stock and expand her business, in order to increase her sales and revenues. This is why Célestine is seeking a new loan from ALIDé.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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