A loan helped to purchase sewing materials and second-hand clothing.


Aminatou's story

Aminatou was born on 16th August 1965 in Zagnanado in the Ouérné "département". She is married to a tailor by the name of Chèfiou and is mother to three children, two of whom are still her responsibility. Some of her children have attended school. Aminatou and her husband live with their children. Aminatou never attended school but learned how to sew. She has been carrying out this activity for the past fifteen years, which enables her to provide for her needs and those of her children. Animatou also sells second-hand clothing as a secondary activity. She buys her products in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. It is the second time that Animatou is asking for a loan from Alidé, with a view to increasing her business volume, her turnover and her income.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras.



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