A loan of $400 helped to buy sacks of corn, rice, beans and cassava flour.

Pierrette Akouavi's story

Pierrette Akouavi is 52 years old and lives in Benin. She is married to a teacher named François. She dropped out of middle school. The couple has three children in school to support. In addition to their children, they have three other children to support. The children live together with their parents. The couple jointly ensures that the diverse household expenses are covered.

To support herself and her children, Pierrette Akouavi has been selling a variety of goods and grains (corn, rice, beans, and cassava flour) for twenty years. Thanks to the income this business generates for her, she is helping with the family expenses.

To satisfy the needs of her burgeoning customer base, Pierrette Akouavi is requesting a loan from ALIDé for a fourth time. The loans she previously received have indeed been repaid.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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