A loan of $625 helped to buy sheets, curtains, and fabric.


Josephine's story

Josephine S. is married to Bernard Dedji and is the mother of three children, all of whom are in school. The couple has one other child in their care, besides their own children. All the children are in school. About eleven years ago, the family moved to Djeffé, in the Sèmè-Podji district. Josephine helps her husband by taking responsibility, along with him, for the family's various needs. She did not go to shcool, and to meet her needs, Josephine sells sheets, curtains, and other fabric through the distribution system. Josephine gets her supplies at Dantokpa, Benin's international market. She has been involved in this activity for eight years. This is the first time that Josephine has asked ALIDé for a loan, in order to increase her inventory and better meet the needs of her customers.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Puchner



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