A loan of $600 helped to buy food products.


Eliane's story

Eliane is 38 and lives in Benin. She never went to school. She is married to a man named Roger. Together they provide for their 4 children, who all live with them. In order to contribute to family-related expenses, Eliane has been selling fabrics and food products at home for 4 years. In addition to this activity, she sells shoes, hibiscus juice, and ice cream. Thanks to the profits generated by this activity, Eliane is able to help support her family. In order to meet the needs of her ever-growing customer base, she is applying for a fourth loan from ALIDÉ. Eliane has successfully paid back all 3 previous loans.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Julien Roland



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