A loan of $825 helped buy various products (cartons of sardines, soap, sugar, pasta, etc.).


Latifatou's story

Latifatou was born 23 June 1976 in Bassila, in the North of Benin. She is married to Doumouni and is the mother of five children, all attending (or having attended) school. Latifatou has been living for eight years with her family in the Finagnon borough of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. She manages with her husband the various household expenses. To meet her daily needs over the past twelve years, Latifatou has been selling various products through the distribution system (sardines, sugar, pasta, cuscus, milk, matches, soap, etc.). She also sells motor oil as a side business. She buys her products in Dantokpa, Benin’s international marketplace. Latifatou had already been granted four previous loans, all of which have been repaid in full, despite her experiencing a few problems. She wants to strengthen her activity and improve customer response during year-end festivities, which is why she is requesting another loan.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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