A loan of $325 helped to buy film, cassettes, bissap leaves and beverages.

Kpèdétin Blandine's story

Kpèdétin Blandine is married to a certain Thomas. The couple has two children, all under their care. Of the two children, one is in school. Kpèdétin Blandine is 32 years old.

Kpèdétin Blandine learned the trade of photography. To meet her needs, Kpèdétin Blandine has been practicing this business for almost nine years and also sells beverages and bissap [African drink made with hibiscus flowers] on the side in her region. Kpèdétin Blandine gets her supplies in her region and sometimes in a town in Bénin.

With the goal of expanding her business and to be more competitive on the market, Kpèdétin Blandine wants to increase the stock of her products, which will allow her to grow her turnover. For this reason, Kpèdétin Blandine is requesting a second loan from ALIDé. The first loan that was granted was well repaid.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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