A loan of $1,100 helped to buy firewood.

Sohoué's story

Born in Benin on September 10, 1952, Sohoué is a widow who lives alone with one of her children. Sohoué has four children, who all went to school; one still depends on her.
Sohoué only went to primary school. To support herself and her children, Sohoué has been retailing firewood from her home for almost 30 years. In parallel to this business, Sohoué sells ice. Thanks to the revenues generated by her activities, Sohoué is able to properly provide for her family.
Sohoué gets her supplies from Benin's largest market. In the pursuit of customer satisfaction and to improve her standard of living and income, Sohoué is requesting a loan from ALIDé for the first time.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler

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