A loan of $1,100 helped to buy shoes and haberdashery items.


Olga Sylvie's story

Olga Sylvie is 40 years old and is married to a dentist named Roger. The couple has four children, who all attend school and are in their care. Olga Sylvie provides for the family's various expenses together with her husband, thanks to the income from her activity. Olga Sylvie left school in middle school.
For about ten years, Olga Sylvie has been in the business of selling shoes and haberdashery items; she also sells prepaid phone cards as a side activity. Olga Sylvie gets her supplies from Togo and Nigeria, Benin's neighboring states.
This is the fourth time that Olga Sylvie has requested a loan from ALIDé. The loan will be used to grow her business and to better satisfy her customers. Previous loans have been repaid punctually.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler



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