A loan of $325 helped to buy maize, condiments, sugar, and milk.


Marie's story

Marie is 31 years old and married to a driver named Nestor. The couple have three children, all in school and in their care. Marie lives together with her husband and children. The various household expenses are taken care of by the couple together. Marie did not attend school. To provide for herself and her children, she prepares meals (maize paste with sauce, cornstarch-based 'bouillie', etc.) that she sells in a city in Benin. Marie gets her supplies at one of the markets in Benin. With the goal of expanding her business and better responding to the demands of her clientele, Marie is seeking her third loan through ALIDÉ. The two previous loans were both repaid properly.

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