A loan of $225 helped to purchase various food items for resale.


Gisèle's story

Gisèle is 38 years old and lives in the Womey district of Cocotomey on the outskirts of Cotonou, Benin's economic capital. Together with her husband Lozare, she looks after their two children who both go to school, and also one other child. For the past eight years Gisèle has run a general grocery store from outside her home. This is her third loan with ALIDE following successful past repayments and will allow her to purchase stock in bulk from Tokpa, Benin's largest market. She hopes to be able to build her business.



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