A loan of $1,000 helped to buy 12 boxes of notebooks, 3 boxes of "bic" pens, and 8 boxes of various books.


Akpomè's story

Akpomè, age 49, is married and the mother of three children, two of whom are in school. Her oldest and youngest children are 25 and 2 years old respectively. Akpomè has specialized in the sale of school supplies many years ago, and she buys her supplies from markets located in Benin and elsewhere. In order to boost her turnover and to adequately satisfy the demand from her customers, she has requested and obtained financial assistance from Finadev. Her goal is to maximize her profits and to contribute to her children's schooling fees.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan


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