A loan of $775 helped to buy spices and cans of vegetable oil.

Madeleine's story

Madeleine was born in Benin in 1976. She is married to Sosthène, a merchant. The spouses have four children, all attending school and in their care. Madeleine lives with her husband and her children. She shares household expenses with her husband. Madeleine never attended school.

To provide for her needs and those of her children, she sells spices (onions, garlic, peppers, etc.) and vegetable oil. She gets her supplies at one of the markets in Benin. Thanks to her income from this activity, she pays for the various family expenses. In order to continuously strengthen her activity level and increase her profit, Madeleine came to the microfinance institution Alidé and applied for a loan.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Robert Mouris

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