A loan of $675 helped to buy five 25-liter containers of oil, five sacks of wheat flour, and two sacks of sugar.

Anastasie Berthe's story

A married woman, Anastasie is the mother of four children who are all in school. They live in their own house. Her husband is a freelance building electrician and is responsible for household expenses, but Anastasie also helps out to a significant degree.

Our client sells wheat flour (in sacks), powdered sugar, and vegetable oil in containers. She has been doing so for eleven years out of her home located in Calavi-Djadjo. Along with her main business, she has included the distribution of cloth having the brand names of HITAGET, PHOENIX, BINTA, and other. Her customer base is composed of the people in her district and nearby. She gets her supplies from Tokpa, the international market of Benin, and from Missèbo, a market in the economic capital of Benin.

After a few sales, Anastasie noticed she is no longer satisfying other customers. This is why she inquired with FINADEV to reinvigorate her business in order to increase her ability to resupply her inventory.

The profits that this micro-loan will produce will enable her to support herself and her family. She is on her first FINADEV loan.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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