A loan of $1,100 helped to buy hair extensions and beverages.

Paoline's story

Paoline is 29 years old and lives in Benin. She is married to a mechanic by the name of Denis. They have two children, who are both in school and in their care. Paoline and her husband live together with their children and jointly ensure that the various family expenses are covered.

Paoline dropped out of primary school. To support herself and her children, she has been selling hair extensions and beverages at a market in Benin for about ten years. She gets her supplies from Togo and from Benin. With the goal of bolstering her business to respond better to the strong customer demand, she is requesting a fourth loan from ALIDé. The three previous ones from which she benefited have all been completely repaid.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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