A loan of $1,175 helped to buy hair products and bags of corn.


Kpokpogbé Victorine's story

Kpokpogbé Victorine is 42 years old and lives in Benin. Kpokpogbé Victorine stopped going to school after elementary school and learned how to be a hairdresser. Kpokpogbé Victorine is married to Alphonse. The couple has six dependent children, and five of the children are their own. All of the children go to school. Kpokpogbé Victorine lives with her husband and children. The couple takes care of the household expenses together. Kpokpogbé Victorine has been a hairdresser for about 18 years. She also sells corn on the side, and this allows her to better meet the needs of her family. Kpokpogbé Victorine buys her corn in the north of Benin. With the goal of satisfying her clients and with an eye toward improving her business, Kpokpogbé Victorine is asking for a third loan with ALIDé. Her past loans have been reimbursed.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin



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