A loan of $1,000 helped to buy bags of maize and cans of motor oil.

Pauline's story

Pauline was born in 1957 in Benin and has lived for about fifteen years in Agblangandan in the town of Sèmè-Podji. She is a widow and has eight children, all of whom are in school, but none of whom are in her care. Pauline thus lives alone and provides for herself. She never attended school. To meet her needs and those of her family, Pauline runs a business selling motor oil, fuel oil, and also maize through the local distribution system. She buys her goods from wholesalers and is a longstanding client of ALIDÉ who has repaid all her loans. With the goal of strengthening her business and satisfying her clientele, Pauline is seeking another loan with ALIDÉ. Her ambition is to further strengthen her business in order to increase her income.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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