A loan of $925 helped to buy kitchen utensils (ice boxes, saucepans etc.), clothes and boxes of cookies and candy.

Iyabodè Elisabeth's story

Iyabodè Elisabeth is 43 years old and married to a man called Arouna. The couple has six children, all in school and all their dependents. The whole family lives together. Iyabodè Elisabeth and her husband jointly take care of the household expenses.
Iyabodè Elisabeth never attended school. In order to meet her various needs, she has been selling kitchen utensils (ice-boxes, sauce-pans, cups etc.), as well as cookies, candy and clothes, through a distribution system, for the past fifteen years. She buys her merchandise in Nigeria and sometimes in Lomé.
Iyabodè Elisabeth is requesting financial support from ALIDé in order to increase her stock of merchandise, strengthen her activity, and in the end, better satisfy the needs of her customers.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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