A loan of $525 helped to buy hair extensions, hair products, and jewelry.


Bernadette's story

Bernadette is 26 years old and lives in Benin. She is married to a man named Léonard. Bernadette dropped out of primary school and then learned how to style hair. The couple support three children, of whom two are their own. None of the children have had schooling. Bernadette and her husband jointly ensure that the diverse household expenses are covered. Coping with her various expenses, Bernadette has been working as a hairdresser for about eight years. Concurrent to this business, she sells hair extensions and jewelry in her salon. She gets her supplies from Togo and from Nigeria. This business will enable her to meet the needs of her children and to support them. Bernadette would like to boost her business, and this will enable her to respond effectively to the requirements of her customers. For this reason, Bernadette is requesting a loan for the third time from ALIDé. The previous loans were indeed repaid.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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