A loan of $1,200 helped to buy bottles, cans of kerosene, and telephone recharge cards.

Hounsi Jeannette's story

Born in Benin in 1962, Jeannette Hounsi is married to an accountant named Michel. The couple have three dependent children who have all received schooling. Jeannette and her husband handle together the various household responsibilities.

Jeannette attended school up to the secondary level. To cover family expenses, she started selling bottles, kerosene, and telephone recharge cards from her home about twenty years ago. As a sideline, she buys sewing supplies which she also sells from her home. Jeannette gets her merchandise in Benin and also in Nigeria, a country neighboring Benin.

Jeannette is seeking a 7th loan from ALIDé to expand her business and better serve her customers. She correctly repaid all previous loans.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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