A loan of $425 helped buy grain and motor oil.


Sourou's story

Sourou is 54 years old and is married to a driver named Louis. The couple has four children, all attending (or having attended) school, and of whom one is still dependent on them. The family lives together, and Sourou ensures together with her ​​husband the various family expenses.

Sourou has not attended school. To meet her diverse needs, Sourou has been selling grain for about ten years, and also motor oil as a secondary source of income. Sourou gets her supplies from a city in Benin.

Sourou is seeking financial support from ALIDé to further strengthen her business by increasing her stock supply and so better meet customer demand. Her strong point as an entrepreneur is the warm welcome she gives her customers.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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